The Incarnation

The Incarnation : A Sermon Preached at the Ordination of REV. Calvin S. Locke, Over the Unitarian Church and Society in West Dedham, Wednesday, December 6, 1854 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Incarnation: A Sermon Preached at the Ordination of Rev. Calvin S. Locke, Over the Unitarian Church and Society in West Dedham, Wednesday, December 6, 1854 The birth of a soul in the corporeal form and life, amidst means of grace and religious opportunities, is the prelude to the spir'it's birth into an inwardflife of holiness. It is the vestibule to the religious life, which is lhid with Christ In God. Yet it is only the portal; it is not the very birth In the spirit of holy principles and affections; that comes we know not how nor whence, except that it must come from the fountain Of original energy. We are not to confound occasions with the Omnipresent {spirit which works by them. Using Opportunities, we are yet not to ascribe to humaii agencies that which is wroughtby the Divine power. Train the child in the nurture of the Lord, but remember that its spirit cannot be redeemed from the besetting presence Of evil, and born to holiness, without the inspiration of the Almighty breathing through its nature; and pray for that to Work through your agency. Christ's supernatural advent instructs us to look above nature for the coming of spirit in nature, and to see God in the spiritual as well as In the natural birth. The holiest leadings and most blessed exercises of our souls, intelligible in experience, are mysterious in their causation, and we'can rest only in the thought that'all gooddesires do proceed from the Central and Underived Being; and the ripe saint who has done most With Opportunities, and put to best uses nature and life, will bend with awe and humility before an inward Redeemer, and say with Paul, By the grace of God I am what I am. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • English
  • 20 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243239475
  • 9780243239474