New Cyclopaedia of Prose Illustrations Adapted to Christian Teaching; Embracing Mythology, Analogies, Legends, Parables, Emblems, Metaphors, Similes, Allegories, Proverbs Classic, Historic, and Religious Anecdotes, Etc

New Cyclopaedia of Prose Illustrations Adapted to Christian Teaching; Embracing Mythology, Analogies, Legends, Parables, Emblems, Metaphors, Similes, Allegories, Proverbs Classic, Historic, and Religious Anecdotes, Etc

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...wind."--" Be it so," replied the youth: "then be so good as to tell me the meaning of this passage, 'Except a man be born of water and of the wind, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the wind is wind.'" The sceptic had no answer; and the student concluded, " Your words are born of the wind, but not of the Spirit." 3003. HOLY SPIRIT, Quenohing the. We are sure, that, if you could analyze the history of men who have grown gray in iniquity, you would find that they began with just quieting conscience by a promise or excuse; with resisting the inward admonition in little and apparently trifling things: and thus they gradually took off, as it were, the edge of the weapon, and then they could resist in great things with as much facility as they had before done in little, till at last no effort was required, and they could sin as a matter of course; and they are gliding into eternity with a quenched and crushed conscience; though even now there may be moments when that rejected principle, breaking from sleep into delirium, shakes over the soul the scourge of an avenging fury. But, alas! it is only the spectre of conscience, --a fleeting thing, as it were a dream or a ghost-story. It is the men who have thus succeeded in making themselves inaccessible to alarm, so that they can go on committing the part of suicide without being disquieted, --it is these, we affirm, who have well-nigh reached the last stage of sin against the Spirit. They have so provoked that Spirit by continued and increasing opposition, that it has ceased to strive with them; and what does this amount to but to having "quenched the Spirit"? H.MeloiU. 3004. HOLY SPJRTI, ...show more

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  • English
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  • 1236587855
  • 9781236587855