Memoirs of Mr. John Stevens. with a Selection from His Spiritual Correspondence

Memoirs of Mr. John Stevens. with a Selection from His Spiritual Correspondence

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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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ... themselves their Great Strength, and prevail. Satan is an enemy to matrimony; but heaven decreed it before he existed to oppose it. He would have been able to practise his machinations upon the poor helpless woman, had she remained single; but it is her getting married that renders her more than a match for the old one himself. O what a plan! what an admirable ground of security and victory! Now the poor thing that he has led captive, sported with, terrified, and triumphed over, can walk abroad without danger of death and ruin. What is the worth of union? Omnipotence and weakness, all things and emptiness, demerit and worthiness, may well be said to be fitly matched. The property, as they say, comes all on one side, but what matters that 1 there is enough for both, and more than ever can be exhausted, so that all is well. And what is worth remarking is, the love and the property originate in the same quarter. It could not be a mercenary affair on the husband's side: the love is real to the person of the spouse, and the bridegroom never upbraids her with her poverty, but teaches her to glory in owning it, that the love and suffering of her Lord may the more conspiciously appear.... I am, dear friends, yours, &c. In the Lord Jesus Christ, J. S. LETTER 33. To Mrs. Pearson. Feb. 16, 1823. My dear Sister, Grace be with you through its ancient channel, and according to its eternal purposes in the Head of the family. Multiplication of grace is possible in the vessels of mercy, though the Fountain does not admit of more/for more than all we cannot conceive of, and less than all, we are not heirs of in the head of promises. It is an all that aptly shows us the wisdom, the forethought, the kindness of our inexpressibly merciful Father. It is...show more

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  • Paperback | 146 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 272g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573250
  • 9781236573254