Devotional Guides Volume 1

Devotional Guides Volume 1

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...with God, but fellow principles and feelings to his own 1 Such being the sober facts of the case, it is self-evident that whatever an inconsistent professor enjoys at the sacrament, or in secret prayer, it is not fellowship with God and the Lamb. They hate sin. It is "the abominable thing" which their " soul hateth." Whoever, therefore, loves sin, so as to " walk" in it, is at open variance with God, instead 'of having fellowship with him; and at variance with God on a point which God never will yield nor alter. He will bear with weaknesses, and overlook infirmities, and even forgive, in answer to prayer, the sins of those who hate sin, and are conscientiously trying to follow holiness; but with the man who loves sin, and lives in it, God will hold no fellowship. "What fellowship hath Christ with Belial?" None. And it is equally true that Belial (a wicked man) hath none with Christ, whatever he may think or pretend." These hints prove that there are serious mistakes prevail upon this subject. Inconsistent professors call that fellowship with God, which wants the very first and fundamental principle of all communion with him. That principie is--love to what God loves most--Holiness, and hatred to what God hates most--Sin Where this principle is not in the heart, there is not, there cannot be, any fellowship with God. There may be fits of prayer without it, and flashes of enjoyment without it, and occasional meltings of heart without it; but no fellowship. It is essential, in order to that, that we have some measure of fellow feeling with God on the point where he feels most. Were this well understood, and habitually remembered, by those who combine a profession of religion with loved and allowed sin, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 114 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 218g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659570X
  • 9781236595706