E.W. Dadson, B.A., D.D; The Man and His Message

E.W. Dadson, B.A., D.D; The Man and His Message

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...upon the printed page is mastered as thoroughly as the thought of man upon the written, there can be no conceivable reason why God's own Word should not be rendered as effectively as man's. Leading In Prayer.--Next to the reading of God's Word, which a week ago or so we magnified as the most important service of the sanctuary, the public prayer is the exercise ot especial solemnity. These two services, so often regarded as perfunctory, are indeed the essence of worship. They comprise the solemn conversation between God and His people. The former is the veritable voice of Jehovah declaring I-lis will, uttering His counsel, and proffering His invitations; the latter is, or ought to be, the solemn reply of the people going up to God, declaring the conviction of the inmost heart in regard to the thing which God has spoken. Here we are inclined to limit the scope of public prayer. It is very evident that some limit is necessary, in order that the service may be made profitable; otherwise, the multitudinous desires, confessions and emotions of the soul, publicly expressed, would tend to lengthen the exercise unduly; or, from the continual recurrence of the same set of desires, the danger of falling into monotony could scarcely be avoided, and thus the service would become spiritless. The mind ought never to become weary before the throne of grace, but if all that is in the heart be uttered before the Lord, how can it be otherwise? The mind in prayer should be constantly active, but this is impossible when the form of the supplication has become stereotyped. Hence we say, let the answer to the Lord conform to His speech, and these two dangers may be readily obviated. We believe in making the public prayer a matter of...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236894804
  • 9781236894809