The Lord's Prayer and the Doctrine of the Two Covenants

The Lord's Prayer and the Doctrine of the Two Covenants

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ... things are at his disposal: as for spiritual blessings which we seek he hath the power of bestowing them, for he is King of his church, and bestows the gifts and graces of his Spirit upon the faithful subjects of that his kingdom: and as for temporal blessings which we beg, he likewise can readily bestow them upon us, for he is the universal Monarch of all the world, a King to whom all other kings are subject, and all other thrones are but the footstool of his. 1' I. And therefore in the general, whatsoever we want, be it protection or provision, our faith in the sovsusrcnrr of God may encourage us to ask 'it with an humble boldness and confidence; for it is the ofiice of a king to give both unto his subjects. But let us more particularly consider how God's kingdom may be accommodated to all the petitions of this prayer of our.Lord, as a strong argument and reason to prevail with God for the obtaining what we request in each of them. l. The kingdom is God's, therefore he will see that his name be hallowed and glorified in it. Kings are jealous of their honour; and it is a great offence either to speak or do anything that may redound to their discredit. It is fit and decent for a king to have the highest name, and the greatest repute among his subjects; and therefore we may be sure God will maintain this in the world; yea, so jealous is God of having dishonour reflected upon him, that he hath forbidden not only the profanation and trivial mention of his own name, but the profanaticn of that which doth but belong unto him. " Swear not by heaven; for it is God's throne. nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jeru salem; for it is the city of the great King," Matt. v. 34, 35. Heaven is the...show more

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  • Paperback | 104 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 200g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236898524
  • 9781236898524