Boanerges and Barnabas

Boanerges and Barnabas : Judgement and Mercy, or Wine and Oil, for Wounded and Afflicted Souls (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Boanerges and Barnabas: Judgement and Mercy, or Wine and Oil, for Wounded and Afflicted Souls The great and general decay of religion in this nation, as it justly gives occasion of wonder, sh it is ofconcernment great enough to excuse the trouble of enquiring into the true causes of so great a de elension of piety. And besides our own experience, it is easily observed, out of all the history 'of the Church, that a long peace, and a continual sue: cession of prosperous times, leads on to the corrup tion of the faith, the decay of holiness and charity. The Church of Christ hath seldom been a gainer by a temporal peace; as she grew in riches and power, she still went less in piety and holiness. Religion, us it puts not on such beauties as allure the eye of the world, so it needs not the warmth of Halcyon days to breed in: like some precious gums, it distils in greatest plenty after storms and violent thunder. And faith and holiness have never more flourished: than when the professors of it have been well exern ciseil by the persecutions of the adversaries. And however the common enemy of our salvation doth then act the Lion, worrying the little flock of Christ, deoouriug and breaking in pieces, and stamping (in) About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 204 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 11mm | 281g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243238703
  • 9780243238705