Autobiography of William Neill; With a Selection from His Sermons

Autobiography of William Neill; With a Selection from His Sermons

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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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...one of those who deemed it safe to follow a multitude to do evil. He had more respect for the law of his God than for the practice of his neighbours. He was willing to sacrifice the smiles of the world to the approbation of his Maker. He felt, also, that he was sanctified but in part; that he must look to God for the completion of the work which Divine grace had begun in his soul. This sense of dependence would naturally beget a holy jealousy of himself, and produce a tender concern to avoid temptation, to flee the company of the wicked, and to give himself to watching and prayer. Do you, my Christian brethren, endeavour in this way to grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ? You have solemnly engaged to renounce sin, and serve God in newness of life. What effect have the loose manners and licentious maxims of the world, upon your religious vows and pious resolutions made in your closets, or at the table of your blessed Lord? Do you not sometimes find yourselves yielding to the opinion, that common practice cannot be greatly wrong, or seriously dangerous? Amidst the hurry and pressure of earthly pursuits, do you not often forget what manner of spirit you ought to cultivate? When conscience checks you, and admonishes you not to forget the Rock that begat you, or the Saviour that bought you, does not Satan, or your own backsliding hearts, suggest an apology: "We would act otherwise; but company seduces; we cannot help yielding to the importunity of friends; we must do a little as other people do, or else we must needs go out of the world." Ah, Christians, and is this the way in which you expect to perfect holiness in the fear of God? Is this the way to fall in with the gracious designs of your Saviour, who redeemed...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660914X
  • 9781236609144