Christian Theology; A Selection of the Most Important Passages in the Writings of J. Wesley, with a Biogr. Sketch by T. Smith

Christian Theology; A Selection of the Most Important Passages in the Writings of J. Wesley, with a Biogr. Sketch by T. Smith

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...is truly and properly evil.... In what respects are we now God's stewards? We are now indebted to Him for all we have. But although a debtor is obliged to return what he has received, yet until the time of payment comes, he is at liberty to use it as he pleases. It is not so with a steward; he is not at liberty to use what is lodged in his hands as he pleases, but as his master pleases. He has no right to dispose of anything which is in his hands, but according to the will of his lord. For he is not the proprietor of any of these things, but barely entrusted with them by another; and entrusted on this express condition that he shall dispose of all as his master orders. Now this is exactly the case of every man, with relation to God. We are not at liberty to use what He has lodged in our hands as we please, but as He pleases, who alone is the possessor of heaven and earth, and the Lord of every creature. We have no right to dispose of anything we have, but according to His will, seeing we are not proprietors of any of these things; they are all, as our Lord speaks, aWorpia, "belonging to another person;" nor is anything properly our men in the land of our pilgrimage. We shall not receive ra "8ia, "our own things," till we come to our own country. Eternal things only are our own: with all these temporal things we are barely entrusted by another, the Disposer and Lord of all. And He entrusts us with them on this express condition, that we use them only as our Master's goods, and according to the particular directions which He has given us in His Word. On this condition He hath entrusted us with our souls, our bodies, our goods, and whatever other talents we have received; but in order to impress this weighty truth on our...show more

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  • Paperback | 108 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 209g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123651548X
  • 9781236515483