Doctrinal Preacher Volume 1

Doctrinal Preacher Volume 1

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...denied his Lord with cursing and blasphemy! And they also admit, that God, for wise and good reasons, may hide his face from his children, so that they may walk in darkness and have no light. Now certainly Da.vid's was not a very brilliant path when he was meditating and perpetrating deeds of the most revolting darkness. Nor is it possible for the path of any man to shine more and more who walks in darkness and has no uorrr! The meaning of the passage evidently is, that those who hold fast faith and agood conscience, having been justified freely by grace, shall enjoy more and more of the life and bliss of religion, until death introduces them to the perfect happiness of Heaven! This view is corroborated by St. Paul, he says: "Now thejust shall live by faith; but if any man-.draw back my soul shall have no pleasure in him." Though the Apostle is thus explicit, he is summoned to appear again as a witness against our views. In Phil. 1:6, he says: "Being confident of thi very thing, that he whohas begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ." These words, so far as they 'bear on the subject, prove too much, and therefore prove nothing.. If there be any in whom no good work has been commenced, can they be culpable for not being saved? Certainly not, unless they can. commence it themselves, and ifthey can commence, I cannot see why they may not finish it themselves. A manifiestation of the Spirit is, given to every man to profit withal, and hence a good work is begun in every heart. But as all are not saved, it follows that many a good work is commenced but never completed. The Apostle states the grounds of his confidence in ' the next verse; but does not hint that his reason...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236970403
  • 9781236970404