Baptismal Obligations

Baptismal Obligations

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1841 edition. Excerpt: ...cherish the hope that they will renounce them! Vain will be your endeavours to make them "believe all the articles of the Christian faith," if they perceive in yourself the slightest evidence of unbelief. Inseparable difficulties will oppose you, in attempting to make them feel their need of a Saviour, if they see that you reject him: to make them " keep God's holy will and commandments, and walk in the same," if you neither keep, nor walk in them yourself! Give your eloquent instructions to the winds, -if they be not enforced by the more persuasive eloquence of your example. To faithful instruction and the example of a holy life, the conscientious sponsor will add unwearied applications at a throne of grace. Prayer has been styled "the engine that moves the world," and in the same way that it moves the world, will it affect the heart of a little child. It will wrest from the hand of God that resistless energy, which can alone convert, subdue and sanctify it. It is not enough that the baptized should be remembered in your hours of daily devotion. There should be stated seasons, and special times, allotted to that one object. To plead with God for his mercy's sake; for his covenant's sake, and for the sake of Jesus Christ, is the way to obtain the blessing which you crave! Let the all-comprehensive and inimitable prayers of the Baptismal Service be the model, if not the very language itself of your supplications. 0 that every sponsor would imbibe the spirit of fervent prayer, which pervades every petition of that interesting service! Of how many members of the Christian church might it then be said, "These are they who have washed their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." Here, then, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123689765X
  • 9781236897657