Christian's Consolation; Or, the Preciousness of Christ to All Who Believe

Christian's Consolation; Or, the Preciousness of Christ to All Who Believe

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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. 1815 edition. Excerpt: ...it is not only to read the scriptures with diligence, but to yield your understanding to the dictates of inspiration, with humility and reverence. For want of this spirit, many have, with considerble labour searched the Bible, and yet have overlooked the grand design, the recovery of lost men by the glo-/ i-ions work of redemption. They have shew cd a lively curiosity in examining its records of surprising facts and events; but never obtained precious faith in the righteousness of God and our Saviour Jesus Christ. They ha e learned many things concerning the christian religion; but never so learned Christ as to surrender their souls and everlasting interests into his hands, from the full persuasion, that there is no other name given under heaven among men by which we must be saved, but the name of Jesus. The apostle Peter tells us, "There are given to us exceeding great and precious promises." They arc justly called great from the importance of the subject to which they relate, the great sal vation; and precious on account of their sweetness in the experience of those who believe. Now, for these invaluable promises, you must constantly search the holy scriptures. A serious christian will often find something very suitable and refreshing to the soul, where a careless reader discovers nothing interesting; just as the botanist plucks, in his walks, many a rare plant, which others would pass unnoticed, or perhaps trample under their feet. Not that we are to labour in order to find spiritual meanings in defiance of the plain import of language, and the direct scope of the sacred writers. The wild notions that some people have attempted to draw from scripture, when a weak judgment is overpowered by a warm us to take heed how we read as well...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236554930
  • 9781236554932