The Complete Duty of Man, or a System of Doctrinal and Practical Christianity

The Complete Duty of Man, or a System of Doctrinal and Practical Christianity

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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. 1763 edition. Excerpt: ... would not be the cause of infidels blaspheming that worthy name whereby you are called, O! take good heed to yourself, and see that for your'own part you-are found a worshipper of, God in spirit and in truth; see that the most exact observer of your manners and tempers shall be forced, if he will' judge with candor, to confess that the name of God is great in your eyes, and his glory is all your aim. A P R A Y E R, .: suited to the preceding chapter. OThou most glorious God, Father of Angels and of Men, and through Jesus Christ our Lord, a reconciled Father to all them that believe in his name; worthy art thou to-receive from us, thy reasonable creatures, all possible expressions of our absolute dependence upon thee, of our delight in thee, and of our thankfulness for all thy benefits. We now bow down our knees before thee, beseeching thee to give us grace to serve thee acceptably with reverence and godly fear. Root out of our; U hearts hearts our natural presumption and horrible abuse of thy mercy. And work in us such a filial awe, both of thy goodness and of thy greatness, that neither the love of honour nor interest, neither the pleasure nor the gain of sin, nor any respect to the persons of men, may ever draw us to act or speak, or desire any thing in opposition to thy will. In all our trials, however we may be tempted, still do thou be present with us, and put thy fear in our hearts, that we may never depart from thee, but ever feel in our inmost foul that thou, even thou only, art to be feared, and greatly to be had in reverence by all them that are round about thee.' To all thy other mercies, O our God! which are flowing in upon us on every side, and new to us every moment, add that chief one, a truly thankful heart. Let us indeed...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123696232X
  • 9781236962324