Missionary Review of the World Volume 25

Missionary Review of the World Volume 25

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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: ...of giant conviction behind his sword-thrusts. Like William Lloyd Garrison in his fight for the slave, he who is " in earnest will not equivocate, excuse, nor retreat a single inch, and must and will be heard." Men tremble, like Felix, when such a man reasons of righteousness, temperance, and a judgment to come. Such preachers have what Aristotle called "an agitated soul," that " mixture of madness " without which he said nothing grand and superior is ever spoken. What one thinks of God will largely be determined by what he believes God thinks of him, and any teaching which makes sin loss hateful to Cod makes God less majestic in holiness to men, and less to be feared, or, in fact, to be loved. When Pitt offered to George III. his resignation, in 1768, the king said to him, " I can not resign." There are obligations which can not be evaded or escaped. God's appointed ambassador can not resign. 'He must etand in his lot and do his duty. Part of his duty is, as Ebenezer Erskine said, to " do his best to bring on a definite issue between Christ and the adversaries of the truth." He is like Knox, "in that place where it is demanded of his conscience to speak the truth; and therefore the truth he must speak, impugn it who list." So far as men cease to believe in the biblical doctrine of future awards, at least three results will follow: There is first a general relaxing of moral rostraint. Sooiety becomes increasingly corrupt, and human government finds infidelity, and its offspring anarchy, threatening its foundations. Again, the pulpit loses its hold on the conscience. Its trumpetcalls no longer arouse the sleeping and stir the apathetic. Revivals become infrequent, and indifference...show more

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  • Paperback | 488 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 25mm | 862g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769066
  • 9781236769060