The American National Preacher Volume 9-10

The American National Preacher Volume 9-10

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1834 edition. Excerpt: ...interests, he can neither be excited nor provoked. All such things he overlooks and forgets, intent only to promote the glory of God and the welfare of man. But let the cause of God be assailed, and all the energies of his soul awake, and, in perfect consistency with the utmost meekness and mildness, he exhibits a courage which nothing can daunt or subduei Such is the style of character demanded in all who would engage in the great work of converting the world And how can it be attained but by elevating to the highest possible extent, the standard of holiness in the church, and by aiming at humility, meekness, patience, and long-suffering, in the highest degree't So that these traits of character shall exert a decisive and controlling power on the public mind, and thoroughly imbue all the maxims, plans, principles, and associations of the day, with their own all-pervading character. Nothing short of this can do it, and nothing short of this should be done. So that harmony and brotherly love shall be expected, in all assemblies of Christians, and especially of ministers, as a matter of course, and not be regarded as an astonishing event, and a cause of peculiar thanksgiving to God. Do we ever hear ministers thank God that they have been able to meet together and transact business with so much temperance, and so little blasphemy, or drunkenness? And why not?. Is not exemption from such sins as these, a real cause of gratitude to God? Who can deny it? Why, then, not thank God for their absence t Because they are not expected. They are rebuked by a strong public sentiment, and it is expected that they will be absent, of course. And why is it not so with angry emotions, and unholy excitement 1 Because the moral sentiment of the church on this subject...
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  • Paperback | 198 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 363g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236530411
  • 9781236530417