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Excerpt from No Continuing City: A Sermon for the Disillusoned, Preached Before the University, Advent Sunday, 1891Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.There is this about the lives and histories recorded in Holy Scripture,MoreExcerpt from No Continuing City: A Sermon for the Disillusoned, Preached Before the University, Advent Sunday, 1891Here have we no continuing city, but we seek one to come.There is this about the lives and histories recorded in Holy Scripture, that they are made the occasion for illustrating and expressing spiritual principles, which, just because they are truly spiritual, are of universal and eternal application. Thus it is that the writers of the New Testament again and again refer to the events and characters of the Old Dispensation, - not for the sake of elucidating facts, not for their merely historical interest, but on account of their spiritual significance- and whether the record was accurate, contemporaneous, authentic, or the more or less poetic redaction of a later age was a question which it never occurred to them to ask, and which could in no way affect their use and practice in the matter. This method of using the Scriptures is no doubt capable of abuse, and was, as we know, grossly and absurdly abused in the artificial system of allegorical interpretation, which later on took the place of that really spiritual insight into history which we find in the writings of S.Paul, or in the Epistle to the Hebrews. In spite, however, of all the follies and extravagances for which it has been made the excuse, the same method of spiritual interpretation must still be pursued by any one who would use, either for himself or for others, what is written for our learning, and thence draw lessons of patience and steadfast faith.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.