Christian Memoirs, or the Nature of Conviction of Sin and Regeneration

Christian Memoirs, or the Nature of Conviction of Sin and Regeneration

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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. 1847 edition. Excerpt: ...Lord Jesus Christ to die for him, in regenerating and pardoning him, knit his soul to God. The thoughts of God were pleasant to him, and it was his meat and drink to do the will of his heavenly Father. He loved all that belonged to God; his word, his day, his worship, his people. He was deeply affected with, and would often speak with admiration of his distinguishing love to him in his conversion. "Thanksgiving" formed an essential part of his devotions. Like many of his contemporaries, he appropriated certain seasons to this delightful exercise. Praise is one of the principal services of heaven; and never does a sinful creature bear a greater resemblance to the inhabitants of the skies, than when, in the attitude of devotion, he is pouring out his heart in thanksgiving and praise to the eternal God. Modern devotions are characterized more by confession and petitions than by adoration and praise. The guilt and necessity of our nature, indeed, require that we should be frequent and urgent in our supplications, but our mercies, free, numberless, and invaluable, demand as constant acknowledgements at the throne of grace. In the overwhelming sense of our need, we ar- prone to forget our obligations for favors received. Not so, however, did the ancient worthies in the Christian churches. ""What shall I render to the Lord for all his benefits towards me?" was a question which they kept ever before them, and according to which their devotions 'were regulated. "Whoso offereth praise glorifieth me, and to him that ordereth his conversation aright, -will I show the salvation of God." # A record of the method in which he spent his time on Sabbath is preserved. "He arose at five o'clock, prayed for a blessing on...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236563166
  • 9781236563163