The Anxious Enquirer After Salvation, Directed and Encouraged

The Anxious Enquirer After Salvation, Directed and Encouraged

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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: ...are in danger of falling, should be clearly pointed out to them. Satan is called the Father of lies, and when his delusive influence is added to the natural deceitfulness of the human heart, the danger of mistake is great indeed. Our caution against errors, should, of course, be in proportion to the importance of the consequences they draw after them. Oh how awful is the idea of committing a fundamental error in religious matters, and persevering in that error till death; we shall then have eternity to deplore it, but never a moment to correct it. Oh how dreadful to die and find ourselves mistaken as to our character and destiny. But even where the error is not of so serious a nature, it may still be the source of much disquietude. 1. The first error, and it is both a very common and a very dreadful one, which enquirers are in danger of committing, is to mistake knowledge, impression, and partial reformation, for genuine conversion. In this day of prevailing evangelical preaching, and religious instruction, when there is no persecution to try men's sincerity, and even much credit attaching to a profession of religion, there is most imminent danger of self-delusion. The preaching of the present day is of an exciting and impressive character, which, added to the tendency of a religious education to give knowledge, is very likely to produce a state of feeling that may be mistaken for conversion. Ignorant friends, anxious parents, and even injudicious ministers, who are too eager to swell the number of their communicants, upon perceiving a little impression of mind and a little alteration of conduct in young people, or in others, may express a favourable opinion of their conversion, natter them into a belief that they are safe, engage them more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236657489
  • 9781236657480