John Woolman; A Study for Young Men

John Woolman; A Study for Young Men

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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. 1885 edition. Excerpt: ...incidents, supposed to be favourable to some form of slavery, are discussed. Sophistries are dealt with from time to time, as he meets with them, but it is to the broad, safe ground of Christ-like love to our fellow man that he constantly comes back. Some of his arguments we might perhaps criticise, but his loving spirit was his real power. It is worth while observing how the evil in the world becomes the means of cultivating and truly educating the soul of a good man. When the heart, filled with love to Christ, is proof against the grosser forms of iniquity, its contact with these evils can only deepen its aversion. "Horror," said the Psalmist, "hath taken hold upon me, because of the wicked that forsake Thy law." In contrast with the light given to him, and with the Divine presence which is his joy and glory, the true-hearted servant of God is able to see sin in its undisguised repulsiveness. He is thus led to look inward, and to feel and to recoil from the sin within himself. The desire to become perfectly cleansed from it deepens as he views its deadly and wide-spread contamination. He knows that he is touched with the same deadly disease. He sees what he himself might have become, and he is driven in close to the Perfect One for safety and for shelter. The selfish easeloving man, who avoids direct contact with the sorrowful and the oppressed, cuts himself off from some of the highest sources of spiritual blessing. There is a great deal of cheap philanthropy in the world. Many reputable Christian men have no more connection with suffering, not actually forced upon them, than consists in now and then drawing a cheque, or putting a contribution into the collecting box. They may do this extensively, and obtain a more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236485807
  • 9781236485809