The Model Prayer; And Other New Testament Studies, Expository and Devotional

The Model Prayer; And Other New Testament Studies, Expository and Devotional

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...of ours is unalterable. An entry made there can never be erased, or changed in any way. A deed once done can never be undone. It matters not how thoughtlessly or how impulsively we may have acted. The deed done in a moment of anger, the hasty word, the unreflecting thought, are all recorded as exactly and faithfully as the light prints a face on the photographic plate; and the record is there to stand unchanged forever. Cain could not call back the spirit to the breast of his murdered brother. Ahab could not restore life to the bruised and broken body of Naboth. Judas could not change the fact that he had sold his Lord for thirty pieces of silver. Pilate could not clear his record of the infamy of his having condemned an innocent and holy man to a terrible death. Nor could Moses erase from his life-story the anger which dishonored God at the waters of Meribah. Nor could David undo his sin of adultery and murder. Nor could Peter, with all his penitence and bitter tears, wash out the record of his denial of Christ. These men could only groan, in hopeless remorse or grateful godly penitence, " What I have written I have written." When we sin, the record against us is ineffaceable. The sin may be forgiven; but it must always remain a part of our spiritual history. No man can change, God himself cannot change, a fact of history. The deed, once done, slips from our power. The past is irrevocable, unalterable. It has flowed beyond our control, it is gone, into the eternal years, bearing with it our record of honor or of shame. Solemn thought! How it ought to withhold us from sin! How it ought to restrain our unreflecting careless haste! How it ought to banish all frivolity from our minds! All we have ever done is unalterably and forever a part of our...
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  • Paperback | 38 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 86g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236677269
  • 9781236677266