The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax

The Bruised Reed and Smoking Flax

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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. 1620 edition. Excerpt: ... and loves to live at large, seeking all liberty to the flesh, shall die, Prov. xix. 16. And it is made good by Paul, "If we live after the flesh, we shall die." Rom. viii. 13. We learn likewise that men of an ill governed life have no true judgment. No wicked man can be a wise man. And that without Christ's Spirit the soul is in confusion, without beauty and form, as all things were in the chaos before the creation. The whole soul is out of joint till it be set in again, by him whose office is to restore all things. The baser part of the soul, which should be subject, rules all, and keeps under that little truth that is in the understanding, holding it captive to base affections; and Satan by corruption gets all the holds of the soul, till Christ, stronger than he, comes, and drives him out, and takes possession of all the powers and parts of soul and body, to be weapons of righteousness, to serve him, and then " new lords new laws." Christ as a new conqueror changes the fundamental laws of old Adam, and establishes a government of his own. CHAPTER XXII. Christ's government is victorious. The third conclusion is, that this government is victorious. The reasons are: 1. Because Christ has conquered all in his own person first, and he is God over all, blessed for evermore; and therefore over sin, death, hell, Satan, the world, &c. Rom. ix. 5. And as he has overcome them in himself, so he overcomes them in our hearts and consciences. We used to say, conscience makes a man a king or a caitiff, because it is planted in us to judge for God, either for us, or against us. Now if natural conscience be so forcible, what will it be when besides its own light it has the light of divine truth put into it? It will undoubtedly prevail, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 188.98 x 246.13 x 2.79mm | 117.93g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123660248X
  • 9781236602480