Memoirs, Incidents & Reminiscences of the Early History of the New Church in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Adjacent States

Memoirs, Incidents & Reminiscences of the Early History of the New Church in Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, and Adjacent States

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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. 1879 edition. Excerpt: ... restitution be fully made. And in preferring this request, let it always be remembered, that the treatise on scortatory love is not the law 0 life for Christian men and women, but is provided for the benefit EVILS ronnnurnn. 178 of those who do not acknowledge the Christian law; it is written for those who live in the wanton indulgence of unbridled lust; that where men are so brutal as to acknowledge no Divine Law, they may be led by means adapted to their state to shun their evil courses, by the very faithfulness of their portraiture and see their damning guilt. To present the Christian law to men whose indulged passions have made them insane, is a mockery; and their brutal laugh reveals its impotency. On this principle, the apostle Paul did not require the rude converts from among the Gentiles to keep the Jewish Law--knowing well they could not bear it, --neither did he ask of them the full requirements of the Christian faith and life, but to these he says, "we gave no such commandment." (Acts 13:29.) And the Lord teaches that because of the hardness of their hearts," the Jews also were allowed to do things, that were not so in the beginning. All the providence of the Lord is merciful, and, in accommodation to man's estate, he hath prepared a ladder of ascent; and whilst the lowest rounds come down to man's depraved nature, the highest steps will elevate him to heavenly happiness--and the angels of the Lord are ever ascending and descending upon that ladder of life, to bring man, by means of permitted evils, of a less degree of guilt, to a pure and spotless life--" And, as we can bear the sight. He shews his face in clearer light;" Still, whilst man is in evils, milder or of deeper guilt, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236739701
  • 9781236739704