The Letters of St. Paul to Seven Churches and Three Friends; With the Letter to the Hebrews

The Letters of St. Paul to Seven Churches and Three Friends; With the Letter to the Hebrews

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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. 1911 edition. Excerpt: ...the dead in proof of the acquittal we had obtained by His death. V. Since, then, from this faith we have attained to righteousness, let us enjoy peace with God. We can procure it now through our Lord esus the Messiah. Through Him, too, we have been introduced by this door of faith into the favour of God in which we have so firm a footing: yes, and we are exulting in the hope of something higher yet, the glory of God's presence. I will go further, and say that we actually exult in such afflictions as ours, knowing as we do that affliction developes unflinching endurance; that endurance developes tested strength, and tested strength developes the habit of hope. This hope is no delusive one, as is proved by the fact that the brimming river of God's love has already overflowed into our hearts, on-drawn by His Holy Spirit, which He has given to us. It was given in all its might after our Messiah had died for godless men at the time ordained--ah, we were weak indeed ere then! A marvellous sacrifice this! for one can hardly imagine that any one would consent to give his life for another, even for a righteous man--' hardly, ' I say; since perhaps for an ideally good man another might bring himself to die. But think, O think what utter love is that of God toward us which He proves by the fact that Messiah died for us 'while we were sinners still! If He did that for us then, much more now, when we have actually been adjudged righteous in virtue of the spilling of I-Iis blood, shall we be delivered by His hand from that, wrath of which I have spoken, This is a fair inference; for, if, while we were still God's enemies, peace was made between us and Him by means of the death of His Son, much more may we expect, now that...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236764293
  • 9781236764294