The Course of Faith; Or, the Practical Believer Delineated

The Course of Faith; Or, the Practical Believer Delineated

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...is no surer mark of trifling in prayer, than when men are careless what they get by prayer." There are three classes of persons who are deficient in this duty of expectation. First, those whose supplications are mere forms, or so vague and general as to have little or no meaning. How many are there, who, if, when they rise from their knees, they would ask themselves the question, "What have I been asking of God?" would not be able to reply? No answer can be expected here, for no petition was really presented: Secondly, those who have really asked for some specific object, but who go away and forget their own requests. Thirdly, they who do not forget, and are not careless, but are doubtful, unbelieving, distrustful. If they do not believe they shall have an answer, why do they ask? David said, "In the morning I will direct my ln-ayer unto thee, and will look up."--Psalm v. 3. Let us do likewise, and do with our prayers as merchants do who send their ships to sea, and who look for their return laden with a precious and profitable cargo. Such, then, is the offiee of faith in prayer, viewed generally. Secondly. We may now consider it in a specific reference to some particular object--some blessing which we are anxious to obtain, and for which we feel warranted to ask. We are now supposing the case of a believer who is oppressed with the sense of some great want, which he is impelled to make the matter of earnest prayer, and it may be asked if faith in this case means a persuasion that he shall receive ttte very thing that he prays lor, whether it be for a temporal blessing or a spiritual one? In other words, are we to understand that declaration literally, and without limitation or exception, " All things, whatsoever ye...show more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642147
  • 9781236642141