The Marrow of Modern Divinity in Two Parts 1645, 1649 Volume 1-2

The Marrow of Modern Divinity in Two Parts 1645, 1649 Volume 1-2

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...my neighbour Nomista's asking you these questions, you have been interrupted in your discourse, in showing how faith doth enable a man to exercise his Christian graces and perform his Christian duties aright. And therefore I pray you go on. Evangelista. What shall I more say? For the time would fail me to tell how that, according to the measure of any man's faith, is his true peace of conscience. For saith the Apostle, Being justified by faith, we have peace with God (Romans v. 1). Yea, saith the prophet Isaiah, Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee, because he trusteth in thee (xxvi. 3). Here there is a sure and true grounded peace. Therefore it is of faith, saith the Apostle, that it might be by grace; to the end the promise might be sure to all the seed (Romans iv. 16). And answerable to a man's believing that he is justified freely by God's grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus is his true humility of spirit. So that, although he be endowed with excellent gifts and graces, and though he perform never so many duties, he denies himself in all. He doth not make them as ladders for him to ascend up into heaven by; but desires to be found in Christ, Not having his own righteousness, which is of the law, but that which is through the faith of Christ (Philip iii. 9). He doth not think himself to be one step nearer to heaven for all his works and performances. And if he hear any man praise him for his gifts and graces he will not conceit that he hath obtained the same by his own industry and painstaking, as some men have proudly thought; neither will he speak it out, as some have done, saying, these gifts and graces have cost me something, I have taken much pains to obtain them. But he saith, By the...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236569091
  • 9781236569097