A Body of Divinity; Or, the Sum and Substance of Christian Religion

A Body of Divinity; Or, the Sum and Substance of Christian Religion

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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. 1702 edition. Excerpt: ...of using of it. What be the parts of it? They are partly such as we give unto God j and partly such as God giveth unto us. What is required of its touching these kinds? 1. That we use thole things that God hath given us, to that end that God hath given them for. 2. That neither in giving to God, nor taking from him, we devise any thing of our own to serve him withal. What are the things God giveth us to serve him by? His Creatures in the first place-, also his Word, Sacraments, Ministry, Discipline and Censures of the Church: Which we must use according as they are instituted of God. What Duties are here required? Our presence at these Exercises of Religion. The Preaching, Hearing, and Reading of the Word of God: Together with Meditation, Conference and all other means of increasing our Knowledge therein. The administring and receiving of the Sacraments, &c. Acts 2. 42. How do we worship God in these? In the Creatures, by beholding his Glory in them: In his Word, by dili-gent hearing of it, and careful believing and practising of it; in his Sacra-ments, by receiving them dulyj in the Ministry and Censures, by submitting our selves unto them. What are the things that we give unto God f1 They are either more or less Ordinary. What are the more Ordinary? Prayer. 1. To pray to God, publickly and privately. 2. To praise God, both alone and with others. Are these Duties required of all Christians? Yea: Every true Christian must offer this Sacrifice to the Lord every day. For in all Ages, and at all times, it hath been the practice of God's Saints, to offer unto God the Sacrifice of Prayer and Praise: As we may fee by the pra-ctice of David, Daniel, Peter, (who went up at noon to pray, A8s lo. p.) and Isaac, who went out at Eventide to pray in the...
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  • Paperback | 262 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 472g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236542983
  • 9781236542984