W1165 ESSAY BY MARGARETTE BARKER LERNED [MCQUESTEN] at Adams Female Academy
Dec 14 1827
From: Hopkinton, New Hampshire
122 1 Every example and precept of our Saviour declares his love and compassion for the sons of man. Many of the miracles were performed to reveal the truths recorded by the ancient prophets concerning the promised Messiah, and by healing the broken hearted, preaching deliverance to the captives, evinced that he was the Son of God, and that the scripture was then fulfilling.
123 By the conclusion drawn from his words, which implied that he was the Son of God, the promised Messiah, and that the prediction of the ancient prophet was then fulfilling.
124 To convince the people he had a right to dispense his favours, where, and upon whom he pleased; and that they could not condemn him, without reproaching the two prior prophets, whom they regarded. Accordingly he conferred favours upon the gentiles, on account of the prejudice and unbelief of the people of his own country.
125 The Jews had long expected the Messiah, and that he would appear in earthly pomp and power, and that he would liberate them from the Roman yoke, and exalt their nation above all the nations of the earth. But when Christ appeared in so humble a character, they were led to despise him, and were blinded to the mild and heavenly reproofs he gave them for their unbelief.
126 Christ easily frustrated their designs, by passing unobserved through the midst of them. Doubtless they were engaged in some earnest conversation, and by the miraculous powers which God had given him, made his escape.
127 The word of Christ is with power, as it came directly from God, unchangeable; and he is the author and governor of all things.
December 14, 1827
1 The numberins system here suggests that there were many more of these "extracts" but they are no longer extant. These writings demonstrate Margarette's deeply religious nature.
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