Golden Treasures Gleaned from Writings of Various Ages, Illustrating the Gospel of God's Grace

Golden Treasures Gleaned from Writings of Various Ages, Illustrating the Gospel of God's Grace

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...them as most dearly-beloved children; and in the end He will give them the eternal inheritance, and fashion them like to the glorious image of Christ. These loving provocations are the spurs that press true Christians forward in the race of holiness. They are stirred up by the Holy Ghost that dvvelleth in them, to live as it becometh children of so great a King; and they are greatly ashamed not to behave themselves as is worthy of their heavenly nobility. In all things they seek the glory of God, giving their lives for their brethren, doing good to their enemies, glorying in reproaches for Christ's sake. He that feeleth not these holy af. fections in his heart, but is given to the desires of the flesh, and the things of the world, let him assure himself that he hath not the faith that justifies, nor is he a member of Christ, and consequently he is none of his; and he that is not Christ's, is not a Christian. Although I have already shown how the Christian clothes himself with Christ, I would speak of it a little further; assuring myself that to talk of Christ and his gifts to a good Christian, can never seem tedious or troublesome, although the thing were repeated a thousand times. As a man arrayeth himself in some fair and costly apparel when he would present himself before some great prince, even so the Christian, arrayed with Christ and all his perfections, presenteth himself before God, the Lord of all, assuring himself that through Christ, he is in as good a case as if he had merited and obtained them all by himself. Faith maketh us to possess Christ and all that is his, as every one of us possesseth his own garment. To be clothed with Christ is nothing else than believing in Christ as ours. And whosoever believeth this shall find that what...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123661366X
  • 9781236613660