The Old Gospel Ever New, the Story of Naaman, Or, Sin and Its Cure

The Old Gospel Ever New, the Story of Naaman, Or, Sin and Its Cure

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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. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...with truth are trifling with their souls. Triflers with sin, and with God's Spirit seeking to convince them of sin, are "crucifying the Son of God afresh, and putting Him to an open shame " (Heb. vi. 6). A preached Gospel thus rejected, is the rejection of the Saviour, and the rejection of the Saviour involves the soul's condemnation. "How shall we escape, if we neglect so great salvation?" (Heb. ii. 3.) Nor is their peril less who presumptuously cavil at the Gospel record, because it does not accord with their preconceived prejudices, or approve itself to their fancied wisdom. Our carnal reasoning is godless reasoning. Need we wonder our godless reasoning does not approve the wisdom of God? Our carnal reasoning is deceptive reasoning. May we not expect such reasoning will lead us astray? In spiritual matters, the natural man is rightly regarded as "a fool" (1 Cor. iii. 18). Whilst conscience slumbers at her post, he neither recognises the holiness of the law nor his own guilt as a sinner. His cry is "Peace! peace!" Peace without pardon! Heaven without holiness! Should conscience be awakened and aroused, he then devises a counterfeit Gospel, --mercy without Atonement; or a mutilated law, --transgression without penalty. Self-deceived, he may quiet conscience; he may recover the false peace which he had lost; but he will still be an alien from God, a leper in his sins, a stranger to spiritual experience. He may retain "the form" of godliness, but he can know nothing of its " power." The Gospel alone, in its simplicity, in its fulness, in its freeness, revealing the Father's love, the Saviour's grace, and the Spirit's power, meets the sinner's wants. By Christ's Atonement the law more

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  • Paperback | 50 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236868749
  • 9781236868749