Of the Imitation of Christ, Four Books. with an Intr. Essay [By E. Waterton]

Of the Imitation of Christ, Four Books. with an Intr. Essay [By E. Waterton]

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ... the more thou withdraw thyself from all solace of creatures, so much the sweeter and so much the more consolation shalt thou find in Me. But at the first, thou shalt not attain unto them, without some sadness, nor without a laborious conflict. Old inbred habits will resist, but it shall be entirely overcome by a better way. The flesh will murmur against thee; but with fervency of spirit thou shalt bridle it. The old serpent will tempt and trouble thee, but by prayer he shall be put to flight, and by useful occupation thou shalt greatly stop the way against him. CHAPTER XIII. OF HUMBLE OBEDIENCE AFTER JESUS CHRIST. Y son, he that endeavoureth to withdraw himself from obedience, withdraweth himself from grace; and he who seeketh for himself private benefits, loseth those which are common. He that doth not cheerfully and freely submit himself to his superior, showeth that his flesh is not brought into subjection, but oftentimes struggleth and murmurs against him. Learn thou therefore quickly to submit thyself to thy superior, if thou desire to keep thine own flesh under the yoke. For more speedily is the outward enemy overcome, if the inward man be not disordered. There is no worse enemy, nor one more troublesome to the soul, than thou art unto thyself, if thou be not in harmony with the Spirit. It is altogether necessary that thou 'have a true contempt for thyself, if thou desire to prevail against flesh and blood. 2. Because thou still lovest thyself too inordinately, thou art afraid to resign thyself wholly to the will of others. And yet, what great matter is it, if thou, who art but dust and nothing, subject thyself to a man for God's sake, when I, the Almighty and the Most Highest, Who created all things of nothing, humbly subjected Myself to...show more

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  • Paperback | 70 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236519531
  • 9781236519535