The Communion Sabbath

The Communion Sabbath

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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. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...precious blood, and by eating of his body broken for us, --this, this, will indeed be communion, such as no other place, or scene of worship, affords, or is intended to afford. This does not make it necessary that we imagine his looks, or that we see him hanging on the cross, or making any sign to us. " For we walk by faith, not by sight." We cannot, howrever, do this, habitually, and not experience the fulfilment of the Saviour's promise, " we will come unto him and make our abode with him." A proof that we have done this, and experienced the fruit of it, will appear by this additional evidence of habitual communion and fellowship with Christ, that we espouse the things which are dear to him. This is a peculiarity of love, that everything which interests the beloved object, interests us. His friendships, his hatreds, especially his endeavors to promote his own interests, to vindicate himself, or to effect a desired object, moves our affections, and we identify ourselves with them. So that if we have communion with Christ, we shall be identified, increasingly, in our feelings, with those things for which the Saviour laid down his life. But there are some who, while they seem to be in the family of Christ, have only that relation to it which transient inmates have to a family. In some households, there are those who are with the family only at meal time. They sustain, it is true, a pleasant, friendly relation to the family; but they are not of the family. The intimacies of family communion, the secrets of love, and joy, and sorrow, of prosperity and disappointment, the hearing the letter from the absent child or parent, the consultations about the interests of the family, --they are not admitted to.these things. So, we may be...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641388
  • 9781236641380