The Baldwin Library
PUBLISHED BY S. BABCOCK.
LIFE OF OUR SAVIOR.
About four thousand years af-
ter the world was made, JESUS
CHRIST, the Savior ofmankind,
was born in the city of Pethle-
hem. As the city was at that
time full ofpeople, there was no
room in any of the houses for
the parents of the Savior, and
they had to take up their abode
in a stable. Here, in a manger,
the Redeemer was born!
Herod, who was then king,
was afraid CHRIST would take
his throne from him, and he re-
solved, therefore, to destroy him
while he was yet but a babe.
But Joseph, the father of the
child, was told by an angel to
take the child and his mother
and go down to Egypt, lest Her-
od should kill him. And they
went, and staid there till Herod
But the wicked king did not
know that they were gone, and
he determined that the child
should not escape. So he gave
orders to kill all the children in
Bethlehem who were not two
years old. This cruel order was
obeyed, and all the poor little
children slain; but JESUS was
safe in the land of Egypt.
When the Savior had grown
up to manhood, he began to do
a great deal ofgood in the world.
He healed the sick,the lame, and
the blind, and raised the dead to
life. He also told the Jews of
all their wickedness; and for this
reason they hated him and resol-
ed to kill him.
CHRIST had twelve disciples,
and one of them, named Judas,
was hired by the Jews to betray
him. When JEsus sat down to
eat the Feast of the Passover
with his disciples, he told them
that one of their number would
betray him. This, said he, is the
last supper that we shall eat to-
gether. He then went out to the
Mount of Olives to pray. While
he was there, some armed men
came to take him. Then Judas
went up and kissed him. This
was the sign by which he was to
let them know which was JEsus.
The soldiers then seized JE
sos and took him before Pontius
Pilate, then governor of Judea
But Pilate could find no wrong
inhim. However, the Jews in-
sisted that he should be put to
death; and they mocked and
scoffed him, and spit upon him.
Finally, Pilate yielded to their
wishes, and the Savior was led
out to be crucified. When nail-
ed upon the cross, he prayed for
all his enemies and then died.
Two thieves were also crucified
Thus died our divine Savior.
He died to save us from punish-
ment for our sins, and to secure
our eternal happiness. Thanks
be to thee, gracious Redeemer,
forever and ever !
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