Discourses Preached on Several Occasions

Discourses Preached on Several Occasions

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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. 1801 edition. Excerpt: ...talents comparatively small: while talents originally greater, through indolence and neglect, languish and decay.--Further, Clod makes men great, by influencing their tempers, and enabling them to govern their spirits, and conduct their lives, by the rules of reason and religion. "He that is flow to anger, is better than the mighty; "and he that ruleth his spirit, than he that taketh a "city V He is truly great, who carefully suppresses angry, envious;. and resentful passions; habi R 4-tually 1. d Luke viii. i9. - ProT. Xti. 32. tually resists every impure, intemperate, or unjust inclination; watchfully attends to the state of his foul; suffers not his tenderest feelings, and keenest wishes, to allure him from the path of honour and duty; from reverence and love for his God and his Saviour, acts with sitness and propriety, despises the reproach and contempt of a blinded world, accounts it a light and lit tie thing to be judged of man's judgement; who, in his religious and moral deportment, steadily follows the light of conscience, but condescends to the sentiments and humours of others in matters indifferent. The man, who indulges his appetites and passions, uncontrouled by religious principle; whatever be his learning, or wealth, or power, is a little man. Strength of genius and eminent talents are often darkened and enfeebled, sometimes utterly extinguished, by the tyranny of passion and appetite. If they occasionally burst forth, their exertions are not steady and regular. The vices of many, hinder their uninterrupted and successful pursuit of the grand objects, which, had they been virtuous, their distinguished capacities qualisied them to reach. 4. God makes men great, by bringing them into difficult and trying...show more

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  • Paperback | 136 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629655
  • 9781236629654