The Complete Preacher; Sermons Preached by Some of the Most Prominent Clerygmen in This and Other Countries, and in the Various Denominations Volume 1-3

The Complete Preacher; Sermons Preached by Some of the Most Prominent Clerygmen in This and Other Countries, and in the Various Denominations Volume 1-3

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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. 1895 edition. Excerpt: ...of the universe, has no collision with law, or life, or God, and is pursuing that course of culture which he knows must issue in the advancement of his supreme interest, whatever may be the state or termination of his outward earthhl aflairs. It must be life, for it gains both worlds. It reaps the longest, largest, sweetest uses of the flesh, the loftiest and the most lasting results of the mind, and whatever is best and most desirable in the business projects and achievements of this world. To be camallyminded is condemnation and death. There must always be a painful sense of humiliation to the spirit--so fine, ethereal, immortal a thing--to be degraded into slavish subjection to the flesh, a kingly personage doing menial service for his lowest slave. There cannot be comfort and peace there. And it must be death. The carnally-minded person loses both lives, the outward and the inward, the life that now is and that which is coming. He loses his soul's life by crushing it under his flesh. He loses the best life of the flesh by not employ ing it in the service of his soul. And all the while the poor man is befooling himself with the beliefthat he is " seeing life," " enjoying the good things of life." Let me ask you, dear brethren, not to forget that the Apostle speaks of these two characteristics nut as ina'z'cati/lg a fit or paraxysm of goodness 01' badness, but as the style of the life and the method of the man's progress, as walking after the flesh or walking after the spirit. A spiritually-minded man may have his lapses, his obscurations, his troubled times when the flesh is too much for him, but his tendency is to rule his body under his soul; his direction is toward the port, however dragged now and then from...show more

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  • Paperback | 436 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 23mm | 776g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960580
  • 9781236960580