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The Conversion of the Jews

The Conversion of the Jews

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REV. JOHN HARRIS, D.D.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God ! how unsearchable are his judgments^ and his ways past
finding out ! Romans xi. 33.
REV. JOHN HARRIS, D.D.

O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of
God ! how unsearchable are his judgments^ and his ways past
finding out ! Romans xi. 33.

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THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS REV. JOHN HARRIS, D.D.O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God ! how unsearchable are his judgments^ and his ways past finding out ! Romans xi. 33. Probably many of you have listened to every Lecture of the series which the Discourse of this evening is to bring to a close. You first beheld the Israelites invested by the hand of God with peculiar distinctions ; for " to them pertaineth the adoption, and the glory, and the covenants, and the giving of the law, and the service of God, and the promises ; theirs are the fathers, and of them as concerning the flesh, Christ came, who is over all, God blessed forever." Having glanced at their high prerogatives in the past, your eye was then pointed to their great destination in the future. " For God hath not cast away his people whom he did fore-know." The eye of prophecy is fixed on them still. For them, some of the choicest promises of the Bible are reserved. And a theatre awaits them, in which their every movement shall excite the devout admiration of the Church, and engross the attention of the world. * The single object of the " British Society for the Propagation of the
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Gospel among the Jews," is the spiritual good of the ancient people of God. For this it seeks to engage the prayers, the influence, and the 104 THE CONVERSION OF THE JEWS. Having had your minds prepared — as I suppose was the intention of those who drew up the plan of the series — by the comprehensive views which these in-troductory discourses would suggest ; your attention was then called to that succession of topics which serves, as so many links, to connect the ancient prerogatives of the Jew with his final destination. You listened to a description of his national characteristics. You saw his people dispersed, his nation exploded, and scattered in fragments over the face of the earth. You surveyed their present condition ; and you saw some looking with longing eyes to Judea ; others, sensualized and engrossed by the world ; others,, lapsing into Infidelity — all, united in their detestation of Christianity ; and, as you gazed on this spectacle of spiritual death, you were ready to inquire in despondency, " Can these dry bones live? " The subject of their conversion then engaged your attention ; and you saw, in a light which removed all apprehension — the light of inspiration, — that their
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recovery is possible, probable, certain. Next, you were reminded, or were to have been re-minded, that, in order to realize this grand consumma-tion many and formidable obstacles have to be sur-mounted — obstacles arising from adverse influences act-active co-operation of all who love the Lord Jesus Christ in sincerity. During the year or two of the Society's existence, approved Agents have been employed in visiting the Jews, conversing with inquirers, and dis-tributing Tracts, and portions of the Holy Scriptures, in the Hebrew and other languages. The Committee have also published in Hebrew a selec-tion of passages from the Old Testament Scriptures, and the Epistle to the Hebrews in the same language. During the Spring of 1843, a course of Lectures, with a view of excit-ing an increased interest in the operations of the Society, were delivered in the National Scotch Church, Regent-square, by the Rev. Messrs-James Hamilton, A. M , F. A. Cox, D.D., L.L. D., T. Archer, ^.. M., J. Bennett, D.D., E. Henderson, D.D., J. C. Burns, A. M., H. F. Burder, D.D., J. Morrison, D.D., J. S. Stamp, and J. Harrris, D.D. These lec-tures, delivered by Ministers of six evangelical denominations, were afterwards published by the Committee of the Society, and the closing one of the series is now submitted to the American Christian commu-nity. Ed.
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