The Christian in Complete Armour; A Treatise of the Saints' War Against the Devil, Wherein a Discovery Is Made of That Grand Enemy of God and His People, in His Policies, Power, Seat of His Empire, Wickedness, and Chief Design He Volume 1

The Christian in Complete Armour; A Treatise of the Saints' War Against the Devil, Wherein a Discovery Is Made of That Grand Enemy of God and His People, in His Policies, Power, Seat of His Empire, Wickedness, and Chief Design He Volume 1

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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. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ...the armour here provided is to defend the Christian fighting, none to secure him flying. Stand, and the day is ours. Fly, or yield, and all is lost. Great captains, to 1 Slutrk, to search and prowl about; live by petty theft. 3 Prole, sometimes prvlle, to search or prowl about for anything.--Ed. make their soldiers more resolute, do sometimes cut off all hope of a safe retreat to them that run away. Thus the Norman conqueror, as soon as his men were set on English shore, sent away his ships in their sight, that they might resolve to fight or die. God takes away all thought of safety to the coward; not a piece to be found for the back in all God's armoury. Stand, and the bullets light all on your armour; flee, and they enter into your hearts. It is a terrible place, He.x.38, 'The just shall live by faith, but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.' He that stands to it believingly comes off with his life; but he that recoils, and runs from his colours, as the Greek word3 imports, God will have no pleasure in him, except it be in the just execution of his wrath on him. And doth not he make a sad change, that from fighting against Satan, engageth God as an enemy against him? There is comfort in striving against sin and Satan, though to blood, but none to lie sweating under the fiery indignation of a revenging God. What Satan lays on, God can take off; but who can ease, if God lays on? What man would not rather die in the field fighting for his prince, than on a scaffold by the axe, for cowardice or treachery? Reason Fourth. The enemy we have to do withal, is s-uch as is only to be dealt with by resisting. God is an enemy that is overcome by yielding; the devil only by force of arms. 1. He is a cowardly enemy. Though he sets a...show more

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  • Paperback | 350 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 19mm | 626g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236487567
  • 9781236487568