Homiletic Review Volume 27

Homiletic Review Volume 27

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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. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ... in which they are most deeply interested. To our brethren who are similarly situated we say, " Go and do thou likewise." J. M. Ministerial Busybodies. In this department of Homiletic ReView, in January number, there appeared, under the headline "Pastoral Busybodies," some exceedingly timely and sensible comments. "The subject of this sketch" was justly and soundly scored. I only wish that C. H. W. had gone a little further and warned us all to beware of the minister who ' seems to have a feverish itch for meddling" with the church affairs of other ministers of his own denomination. Disagreeable and silly as is the pastor who meddles with affairs of the congregation quite out of his own province, I think he is far less in fault, and far less obnoxious than the fellow who wants to know all about the little unpleasantnesses in the ministerial life of his brethren of the same association, diocese, presbytery, or conference. There are such men. They make it their business to become acquainted with the details of all the church squabbles within their ecclesiastical body. It seems to be a matter of pride with them. It can hardly be denied that such habits are characteristic of men of small calibre. A minister of any parts would rather be ignorant of all such unpleasant information regarding his fellows. The shallow man, though, enjoys it. If you do not want to be annoyed, beware of him. Paul. We can never so well see the true color of Christ's love as in the night of weeping. Christ in the dungeon, Christ on the bed of sickness, Christ in poverty, is Christ indeed to a sanctified man. No vision of Christ Jesus is so truly a revelation as that which is seen in the Patmos of suffering. This He proves to His...
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  • Paperback | 346 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 617g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897501
  • 9781236897503