Letters to a Young Christian

Letters to a Young Christian

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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. 1858 edition. Excerpt: ...restore such a one in the spirit of meekness. The impenitent they will converse with faithfully and tenderly. Many who call themselves Christians feel a greatreluctance to the performance of this duty, and on various pretexts excuse themselves from it. But those who are wholly given up to God--who love Him with all their hearts, have no difficulty. The love of Christ and the love of souls constrain them to speak. It is not done from a sense of duty, but from a holy sympathy with the sinner and with God. Now, I do not like to urge it on you as a duty to converse faithfully with the impenitent, whenever and wherever opportunity is given, for if you attempted it on this ground I should not anticipate any good results. There is a wide difference between conversing with an, impenitent person simply to ease your own conscience, and warning him out of the fulness of an affectionate heart. I would say to all young Christians, " Be filled with the Spirit," and then you cannot help speaking. It is not always necessary, nor is it always expedient, to say a great deal to unconverted persons. Frequently a word, expressive of your deep and tender interest--anything which conveys the idea that you are feeling and praying for them, will suffice. It is like a nail in a sure place. You then become to them " a living epistle," for every time they Bee you, they will think--" There is one who cares for my soul--who is earnestly desirous of my salvation--ought I not to care for it too? Thus you will be preaching to them when you are not aware of it. Many persons excuse themselves from this duty on the plea of unfitness. They think they have no talent for conversation, that they cannot present the subject judiciously, cannot meet objections, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236601378
  • 9781236601377