Lessons at the Cross; Or, Spiritual Truths Familiarly Exhibited in Their Relations to Christ

Lessons at the Cross; Or, Spiritual Truths Familiarly Exhibited in Their Relations to Christ

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ... easy it is, now, to discern the great and lamentable cause of the deficiencies of Christian experience, --ignorance of Jesus Christ. It is this--which makes Christians tire in their course. It is this---which clogs their feet. It is this--which makes them reel and fall and go to sleep. It makes them heavyhearted, and unsteady, and faint, and fearful, and desponding, and worldly-minded. It betrays them into by-paths. It clouds their hopes. It silences their songs. It unbalances their graces. It unnerves their arms. It makes them false witnesses of the grace of God. It withers all those beauties and blessings which the knowledge of Christ imparts. It is not the world that does all this. It is not the adversary. No. It is ignorance of Christ. Were he in lively remembrance in their hearts daily; if they did but keep his excellence imaged upon the mirror of their affections; think you they would be entrapped by a paltry world? think you they would not resist the Devil? think you they would not keep chains and fetters upon indwelling sin? think you they would go mourning all the day? I have known two aged Christians. They had passed their threescore years and. ten, and most of that time they had worn the badge of Christ. Of their Christian histories I cannot testrfy, but in one particular. One has fallen asleep in Jesus. The other still lingers here, --I doubt not because she must yet learn more of Christ ere she will be meet for heaven. She who died, stood for a long time upon the brink of Jordan; expecting the coming of her ministering angels. She seemed to understand well those words, --" O death! where is thy sting? O grave! where is thy victory?" And what gave her courage and peace? What strengthened her so long under the very shadow of...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236548442
  • 9781236548443