Immanuel or True Religion, a Living Principle in the Minds of Men, and Welcome to Affliction

Immanuel or True Religion, a Living Principle in the Minds of Men, and Welcome to Affliction

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... ample than the pension that is allowed the heir in his minority. But these things being conceded, it doth not appear h6w far, or under what notion, the religious soul, as such, doth spring up into these additional glories, and thirst after them. I know there are many that speak very highly of these appendices, and allow the godly soul a very high and irrespective valuation of them: and this they do principally infer from the example of Christ himself, as also of Moses and Paul. Give me leave, therefore, to suggest something, not to enervate, but to moderate the argument drawn from these persons; and, after that, I shall briefly lay down whatl conceive to be most scriptural and rational in this matter. As for the example of Christ, it seems to make not much for them in this matter. For however the text is very plain, that " for the joy that was set before him, he endured the cross;" and thisjoy seems plainly to be his session at the right hand of God, Heb. xii. 2. Yet, if by this joy we understand a more full and glorious possession of God, and a more excellent exaltation of his human nature to a more free fruition of the divine, then it cannot be applied to any thing but the springing up of the gracious soul into its essential happiness; which I have already contended for, as being the proper genius of such a soul: or if by this joy and throne we understand the power that Christ foresaw he should be vested with; of leading captivity captive, trampling under feet the powers of hell and darkness, and procuring gifts for men, which seems to me to be the most likely, then it belongs not at all to men, neither can this example be drawn into imitation. As for the instance of Moses, who is said to have had "respect to more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • United States
  • English
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  • 9781236799937