The Christian Way; Whither It Leads and How to Go on

The Christian Way; Whither It Leads and How to Go on

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...able to read as much as they would like tc read, there are yet odd moments in the busiest lives that can be put to good use in this way. Thus by our communion with the wise and the good, we may get wisdom and understanding that shall qualify us to speak acceptable words, when we sit in the house, when we walk by the way, and when we stand up in the assembly of worshippers to bear witness of the truth. I have not spoken of the study of the Bible, as a means whereby we may prepare ourselves to talk of things divine, because I desire to devote part of another chapter to the uses of this holy Book. But it is evident that all that has been said concerning the value of good books applies with greatly added force to the Bible, which is the best of books. None of us can expect to speak wisely or convincingly of things divine if we neglect the sacred oracles. It is not, however, wholly by the reading of good books, not even by the study of the Bible, that we perfect ourselves in the Christian art of talking. We must think, as well as read. We must meditate on what we read, and what we hear, and what we see. We must try to apply these truths of religion to life as we witness it, and as we are living it; to work out the problems of grace in our daily experience, and observation. There is time for most of us to do a good deal of honest thinking about religious truth. Many of those who cannot read much have plenty of time to think. And they who read a little and think much are often wiser than they who read much and think but little. What we all need, in order to qualify us to speak understandingly and forcibly about these themes; is daily meditation upon them. The reason why many of us cannot speak on religious subjects, or can only speak drily and clumsily, ..show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123655180X
  • 9781236551801