Church Union Volume 26

Church Union Volume 26

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1899 edition. Excerpt: ...who are seeking after God and righteousness, or enjoying God and righteousness. In this conviction a conference of religion may be wisely held, and prove a source of union and not of division. It was resolved to be both feasible and highly desirable to hold such a conference. An executive committee of nine was appointed to have control of the matter, with power to "add to their numbers at any time. We shall watch this movement with very great interest. It is small in its inception, but we fancy it will be growing when many loud procedures of the day have been long forgotten. than most of us have imagined to be possible, but it is probably the inevitable outcome of all our discussions. It is the parable of the good Samaritan carried out to its "Go and do likewise." The outcast Samaritan was of the true religion, the priest and Levite were heretics. The movement is in good hands, and will be wisely guided. # ii Optimism. THIS is the only consistency for a Christian man. If one believes that a Being supremely wise and good and powerful has control of all things, then it must follow as the night the day, that all things are managed in the best way possible. There is no escaping from this blessed compulsion. If a Christian says he is a pessimist, it is equivalent to saying that he does not believe. VVe should like to press home the absoluteness of this upon every Christian_man. But there is a further step. All this is specially true in the region where we are most slow to acknowledge it, in the moral and spiritual realm. If God is what we confess, is there any likelihood that He who does so wondrously in the way of rocks and oceans, of bees and butterflies, is going to make a failure in the matter of hearts It represents a...
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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236985745
  • 9781236985743