The Friend Volume 48

The Friend Volume 48

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...nor will he bring you to the Father; Christ is come near to us, he stands at the door of our hearts, and knocks; behold, that calls for attention, for people to take notice of. What does he knock for? that thoumayst open the door of thy heart; for if any man open, I will come in and sup with him, and he with me, and my Father will come to him, and will make our abode with kim. Now people are loath to do this, to open the door of their hearts to Christ, or they do not believe it is Christ that knocks, and that rebukes and checks them, when they refused to open to him. When they find something within them that reproves them for their sin, and doth condemn them that they cannot be quiet, they will never believe that this is Christ. But what saith our Saviour: Unless you believe that I am hf, you shall die in your sins. For there is nobodj' else that can help you out of them. Thus these men object, " Christ is in Heaven, how can he bo here? His doctrino and precepts are here, let us make use of them all; He will come again at the day of judgment." Does ho not judge you now? Ho is the judge both of quick and dead, and he is the Searcher of hearts, and the trier of the reins; so that thou canst not think an ill thought but he will tell thee of it. This is the Lord Christ, a quickening Spirit, who is made manifest in the flesh; "he hath given to every man a measure of the Spirit to profit withal." The grace of God which bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men. This manifestation of the Spirit and Light, we have from Christ. These are the ways and methods that Christ takes to approach near to us; we cannot take another way to approach to him. He saith, "If you have the Light believe in the Light, that you may become...show more

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  • Paperback | 716 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,256g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236790979
  • 9781236790972