National Sins

National Sins : A Fast-Day Sermon; Preached in the Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S. C., Wednesday, November 21, 1860 (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from National Sins: A Fast-Day Sermon; Preached in the Presbyterian Church, Columbia, S. C., Wednesday, November 21, 1860 In conformity with these principles, we recognize Chris tianity to-day as the religion of our Commonwealth. Our standard of right is that eternal law which God proclaimed from Sinai, and which Jesus expounded on the Mount. We recognize our responsibility to Jesus Christ. He is head over all things to the Church, and the nation that will not serve Him is doomed to perish. Before men we are a free and sovereign State; before God we are dependent subjects and one of the most cheering omens of the times is the heartiness with which this truth has been received. We are a Christian people, and a Christian Commonwealth. As on the one hand we are not Jews, Infidels or Turks, so on the other, we are not Presbyterians, Baptists, episcopa lians, or Methodists. Christianity, without distinction of sects, is the fountain of our national life. We accept the Bible as the great moral charter by which our laws must be measured, and the Incarnate Redeemer as the Judge to whom we are responsible. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 3mm | 77g
  • Forgotten Books
  • United States
  • English
  • , black & white illustrations
  • 0243048335
  • 9780243048335