Memoirs of Thomas Chalmers Volume 1

Memoirs of Thomas Chalmers Volume 1

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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. 1854 edition. Excerpt: ...with the faith of a creature saying of Him that He is my God. With such a faith as this how delightful is existence! How light are all its cares! How calm and clear that soul which can so rest upon God. Do, my dear sir, dwell much upon the promises, and shut not your eye upon the precepts. They go hand in hand. By the one you are enabled to fulfil the other; and with the joys of the Christian faith to combine the diligence of the Christian practice. "I am obliged to conclude for want of time; but do you write me soon, and fill up every corner of your letter to me." The Address to the Inhabitants of Kilmany referred to in tho preceding letter, excited on its appearance considerable and unexpected censure. Private remonstrances, letters from friends, pamphlets and reviews, informed its author that he was believed by many to give an unwise and unscriptural advice in urging those who, in the first stages of religious earnestness, feel unsettled and insecure as to the ground of their acceptance with God, to set themselves immediately, and with all diligence, to renounce every obviously wrong thing they had hitherto practised, and to do every obviously right thing 'which they had neglected. But neither private censure nor public assault could tempt Mr. Chalmers into controversy. The impression made at the time upon his mind was expressed in the following letter to Mr. Edie. His latest and maturest judgment saw nothing in the Address, as it originally stood, to alter or explain away: --" Glasgow, Nov. 25.--I am glad to observe from you that the printed Address was not unacceptable to many. It has excited a good deal of speculation both in Glasgow and Edinburgh; and I confess I should have been better pleased had I heard of its...show more

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  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 16mm | 544g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835115
  • 9781236835116