First Things; Or, the Development of Church Life

First Things; Or, the Development of Church Life

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...the heart's depravity. But, in this instance, we are happily disappointed. God has taken the whole matter into his own hands, and not only neutralized every injurious tendency, but overruled the occurrence for the general good. At no point is the cause of the Hedeemer harmed or jeoparded. The Apostles proceed as before with their evangelizing labors, and many are the wonderful works which they perform, God thus showing that they are his approved servants. Every day something is added to the body of evidence which is soon to be completed, and then the Christian system is to pass on through the ages authenticated by proof which no fair mind will ever question. The Church, though rendered deeply solemn by the impressive lesson, and chastened into a more careful circumspection, are not disheartened. They are only the more watchful, and prayerful, and united. They meet, in larger numbers than ever, in Solomon's Porch, for the prosecution of their work, and the people, affected with awe, hold them in greater respect. The rich and the poor bring their sick, and avail themselves of every opportunity to obtain the benefit of the healing power of the Apostles. Even the streets along which Peter walks are lined with beds and pallets, that so the suffering may come within the reach of his shadow. Such is the simplicity of their confidence, and their faith is not dishonored. Best of all, the revival continues; believers are multiplied; men and women, a multitude, are " added to the Lord." Such is the prosperity which God gives to faithful preachers, and an affectionate, praying Church. But this prosperity, uninterrupted, is not the best for all the. interests of the Church. It needs for its purity, consolidation, and stability, the application of...show more

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  • Paperback | 60 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576144
  • 9781236576149