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Judas Iscariot was a man of a very covetous disposic tion ; his reproof of Mary for
her late liberality in anointing Jesus with costly ointment , shewed that he neither
loved nor honoured his divine MASTER . He had also very dishonest principles ...
trary , forewarned them , “ that drawing the sword in the cause of their religion , or
against the governors of the land , would involve the good and bad , the perse .
cuted and the persecutors , in undistinguished destruc . tion ; and desired Peter ...
... give way to such complainings as would naturally have proceeded from the
mouth of any other man under his circumstances , but vented his sorrows in the
words of Divine inspira . tion ,, " My God , my God , why hast thau FORSAKEN ,
... nay , the Gospel itself would have taught him its import : but the Ethio . pian
nobleman knew not whom to apply to for instruca * See Dr. Gregory Sharp on
Prophecy , p . 235 . P 3 tion ; and , had he consulted with a Jewish. tion ; safed (
... and yet his goodness did not make it unnecessary for him to become a
Christian . The heavenly vision was not sent to satisfy him that his righteousness
was sufficient , and that he had no need to look out for farther assistance or direc .
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