The Holy Ghost the Comforter

The Holy Ghost the Comforter

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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. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...(From the "Short Office of the Holy Ghost.") VI THE GIFTS OF THE HOLY GHOSTKNOWLEDGE IT is impossible to improve upon the Pauline definition of the gift of Knowledge. "And because ye are sons, God hath sent forth the Spirit of His Son into your hearts, crying 'Abba, Father.'" Wisdom, understanding, knowledge--these three gifts all sound very similar; yet in reality each gift deals with a totally distinct department of the interior life of the soul. "This is life eternal, that they may know Thee the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom Thou hast sent," is only another Scriptural expression of the same gift. It is this power of the Holy Spirit within which enables the soul to realize, to rejoice in, and to rest content in, the central truth of Christianity, the doctrine of the Fatherhood of God. We are so familiar with the thought of the Fatherhood of God, and familiarity has so blinded our eyes to its majesty, that it will be well to pause for a moment and see if we can realize something of what our life would be without the true knowledge of God. Nothing is more pathetic in human life than the record of its search for God. One by one it arrived at its knowledge of most of the Divine attributes. Power clearly came first--power in the whirling storm, in the quaking earth, in the surging sea, in the rolling thunder, and in the blinding flash of lightning--power overwhelming and pitiless, before which man stood in helpless amazement and terror. Then perhaps came the revelation of order--order not without its puzzling and capricious exceptions--but order manifest in the sequence of the seasons, in the constant round of cause and effect. Wisdom, and, in the main, righteousness came next--wisdom clearly to be traced in...show more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 91g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123659634X
  • 9781236596345