Christian Perfection as Taught in the Bible; An Essay Containing the Substance of Mr. Fletcher's Last Check to Antinomianism

Christian Perfection as Taught in the Bible; An Essay Containing the Substance of Mr. Fletcher's Last Check to Antinomianism

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...according to the flesh;" meaning his inexorable, bloody persecutors, the Jews. Nor was this love of Paul like a land-flood; it constantly flowed like a river. This living water sprang up continually in his soul. Witness these words: "Remember that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every one, night and day, with tears. Of many I have told you often, and now tell you, even weeping, that they mind earthly things; for our conversation is in heaven. Our rejoicing is this, the testimony of a good conscience, that in simplicity and godly sincerity, not with fleshly wisdom, but by the grace of God, we have had our conversation in the world. I know nothing--i. e., no evil--by--or of--myself. We can do nothing against the truth, but for the truth. Whether we are beside--i. e., carried out beyond--ourselves, it is to God; or whether we be sober--i. e., calm--it is for your cause--'. e., the love of God and man is the source of all my tempers. Giving no offence in any thing, but in all things approving ourselves as ministers of God, in much patience, by pureness, by kindness, by love unfeigned; being filled with comfort, and exceeding joyful in all our tribulation. I will gladly spend and be spent for you; though the more abundantly I love you, the less I be loved--a rare instance this of the most perfect love! We speak before God in Christ; we do all things, dearly beloved, for your edifying. I am crucified with Christ; nevertheless I live; yet not I--see here the destruction of sinful self!--but Christ liveth in me; and the life that I now live in the flesh, I live by the faith of the Son of God. As always, so now also shall Christ be magnified in my body, whether it be by life or by death; we worship God in the spirit, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236581881
  • 9781236581884