Under his appended "Remarks of the Illuminator" Humphreys explained his sincere interest in Christian symbolism, which he says had been referred to as "Romanism" and viewed with either "indifference or hostility. Arnold 's praise of the elevating and educative quality of the frescoes in the early Christian church of St.
Stefano Rotondo in Rome. Arnold, father of Matthew Arnold , was a Church of England clergyman and headmaster of Rugby School until his death in Humphreys seems to be turning to Arnold's writings for defense against any suspicions that he was attached to the Roman Catholic Church.
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Humphreys as an artist displays an intuitive understanding of Gothic precedent mixed with Renaissance pictorialism. Around the text pages he arranged a trellis-like structure with vines, flowers, and leaves which on some pages appears as an arbor and on others takes on the character of a Gothic doorway complete with slender jamb figures, framing a larger niche that often holds a figure taken from a Renaissance master. The architectural nature of this device is an example of Humphreys's sensitivity to the relationship between medieval book and building arts.
Page openings are coordinated here in a manner similar to Humphreys's Parables cat. Color is also found in the miniatures, illuminated initial letters, and line endings which ornament the Gothic script text. Beckwith, Alice H. Exhibition catalogue. Humphreys, Henry Noel. The Miracles of Our Lord. Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.
Confess your trespasses to one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much. There can be no healing if there is hidden sin.
Acknowledgement of sin, and turning away from sin, can bring healing. If there is something that is coming between you and your relationship with God, something keeping your spirit from being clean and pure, then it needs to be done away with. And this is just as true and relevant for the one who is in perfect health as it is for one who is sick.
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However, sickness is never a reason to accuse anyone of unrighteousness, least of all yourself. This includes both physical and mental illness. What am I doing wrong? Read more about a clean conscience here.
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God answers prayers. As humans we need to be reconciled to the fact that He will not always answer our prayers in the way that we expect Him to.
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Sickness can bring us into all kinds of temptations — impatience, unrest, anxiety, complaining, etc. If we use these opportunities to be saved from these sins, God can accomplish a work in us that would not necessarily have been accomplished in good health.
The trials we experience can strengthen our relationship with God. And in that way we are saved! Saved from the sin that lies in all mankind and is the greatest sickness of all. He loves us, and He wants the very best for us. He will listen, and hear, and in due time, do. We have a God who hears our prayers, and He is not indifferent to us. Sometimes healing can be instantaneous. Other times the progress of the arrow turning back from sickness to health is almost imperceptible. But never doubt that God has heard our prayers for healing.
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When Jesus Healed the Sick and Other Miracles
We can read the story about Hezekiah in 2 Kings He was sick, and near death. Also read: Why does God seem to answer some prayers and not others? We can learn to trust in God to such an extent that we are at perfect peace in Him. He is mighty to save us.
From sickness and from sin, which is the greatest thing of all. Use the situations that God has given to be transformed into the image of His Son. Romans And when the time comes to go home to be with God, then rejoice!
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You may be interested in reading some testimonies from people who have experienced sickness:. Used by permission. All rights reserved. Being a Christian is a much deeper life than simply asking Jesus to come into your heart and believing in the forgiveness of sins.
This booklet very clearly and simply presents the fundamentals of a Christian life.