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The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews.

The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews.

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BY REV. C. SIMEON, M.A.



Deut. XXX. 4 — 6. If any of th'me he driven out unto the utmost
parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather
thee, and from thence will he fetch thee : and the Lord thy
God ivill hring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed,
and thou shalt possess it ; and he will do thee good, and -mul-
tiply thee above thy fathers. And the Lord thy God will
circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed., to love the
Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, thai
thou mayest live.

BY REV. C. SIMEON, M.A.



Deut. XXX. 4 — 6. If any of th'me he driven out unto the utmost
parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather
thee, and from thence will he fetch thee : and the Lord thy
God ivill hring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed,
and thou shalt possess it ; and he will do thee good, and -mul-
tiply thee above thy fathers. And the Lord thy God will
circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed., to love the
Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, thai
thou mayest live.

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THE RESTORATIO AD COVERSIO OF THE JEWS. BY REV. C. SIMEO, M.A. Deut. XXX. 4 — 6. If any of th'me he driven out unto the utmost parts of heaven, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee : and the Lord thy God ivill hring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it ; and he will do thee good, and -mul- tiply thee above thy fathers. And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed., to love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, thai thou mayest live. I interpreting the holy Scriptures, it is common with many to dwell almost exclusively upon the lite- ral or historical sense of them, and to confine their meaning to the persons to whom the different parts were immediately addressed, or of whom they spake. But this limits the use of the sacred volume in such a manner, as to render it of little service to us. By supposing that it related only to other persons and other times, we get rid of its authority, destroy its power over our conscience, and learn to set aside every doctrine which we do not choose to receive, and every precept which we do not choose to prac- tise. But there is an opposite error, against which also we ought to be on our guard. Some are so in- tent on the spiritual sense of Scripture, as almost entirely to overlook the literal. But the primary meaning is often as replete with instruction as any that '308 DEUTEROOMY, XXX. 4 6. [151.
 
that can be affixed to the words, and incomparably more satisfactory to a well-mformed mind. For iii- «tance, if we should take occasion from our text to speak of the nature and effects of true conversion, in brinoing us to God and renovating our souls, we might speak what was good and useful ; but the pri- mary sense of the passage leads us to another sub-  ject, which ought to be of equal importance in our eyes, namely. The Restoration and Conversion of the Jews. In discoursing then on the words before us, we shall notice, I. The events to which they relate : — That which first demands our attention, is. The restoration of the Jews — [Very much is spoken in the Prophets on this subject: and though the greatest part of their declarations respecting it may be considered as having received their accomphshment in the Return of the Jews from the Babylonish Captivity, there are some which evidently refer to a period yet future. The prophet Ezekiel associates it witli their acknowledgment of one Prince, whom he calls David ^. But there was not any prince after the Captivity to whom that name can with any propriety be applied in such a view ; whereas the Lord Jesus Christ is often spoken of under that name : and therefore it is reasonable to conclude, that the restoration spoken of must take place after the establish- ment of Christianity in the world. Indeed so strong are the declarations of Scripture upon this subject, that an expectation of the event universally obtains throughout the Christian world. What the precise time will be, we cannot absolutely fix : but we believe that they will be gathered from all quarters of the earth, and possess again their own land, agreeably to the literal expres- sions of our text : and it is highly probable, that the time is not far distant. As for the objections arising from the difficulty of carrying such a measure into execution, or from the barrenness of the land of Canaan, they vanish the very moment we open
 
the Scriptures, and see what God did for them in former times. If God has drdained it, every mountain will become a plain.] early connected with this is their conversion to Christianity — [If we suppose a doubt to arise respecting the former, there exists not even a shadow of a doubt respecting this. The Apostle Paul represents it as assuredly determined in the divine counsels, and • ' ' ; ? Ezek. xxxvii. 21 — 25. 151.] RESTORATIO AD COVERSIO OF THE JEWS. 30^ and infallibly to be accomplished in due season. The people of God in every age may be regarded as one tree, of which Abraham may be considered as the root. The Jews after a time were broken off, as fruitless branches ; and the Gentiles were grafted on their stock : and, when the appointed season shall arrive, God will again engraft the Jews upon their own stock, and make both of Jews and Gentiles one tree, that shall fill the whole earth. It is by this latter measure that God's designs of love and mercy to the Gentiles also shall be perfected : for the conversion of the Jews will awaken the attention of the uncon- verted Gentiles, and be the means of bringing in the fulness of the Gentiles^ The change that will be wrought upon them will not be merely outward, or consisting in speculative opinions ; it will reach to their inmost souls ; it will produce in them a circumcision of the heart, an utter abhorrence of all sin, and a fervent love to God, as their reconciled God in Christ Jesus : they will " love him/' I say, " with all their heart, and with all their soul." True indeed it is that they are very far from this state of mind at pre- sent : but so were the murderers of the Lord Jesus on the day of Pentecost; and yet in one hour were converted unto God. So

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