Original Sin, Free-Will, Grace, Regenerations, Justification, Faith, Good Works and Universal Redemption Wich Are the Groundwork of the Articles of Our Established Church; With an Important Account of the Subscription to the Articles in

Original Sin, Free-Will, Grace, Regenerations, Justification, Faith, Good Works and Universal Redemption Wich Are the Groundwork of the Articles of Our Established Church; With an Important Account of the Subscription to the Articles in

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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. 1818 edition. Excerpt: ...and to try himself whether he hath it or no, and to know what belongeth to it, and how it doth work in him. It is not the world that we can trust to; the world, and all that is therein, is but vanity. It is God that must be our defence and protection against all temptation of wickedness and sin, errors, superstition, idolatry, and all evil. If all the world were on our side, and God against us, what could the world avail us? Therefore let us set our whole faith and trust in God, and neither the world, the devil, nor all the power of them shall prevail against us. Let us, therefore, good Christian people, try and examine our Faith what it is: let us not flatter ourselves, but look upon our Works, and so judge of our Faith what it is. Christ himself speaketh of this matter, and saith, (c) The tree is known (c) Luke vi. Q a iy by the fruit. Therefore let us do Good Works, and thereby declare our Faith to be the lively Christian Faith. Let us, by such virtues as ought to spring out of Faith, shew our election to be sure and stable, as St. Peter teacheth, (d) Endeavour yourselves to make your calling and election certain by Good Wjrks. And also he saith, Minister or declare in your faith virtue, in virtue knowledge, in knowledge temperance, in temperance patience, in patience godliness, in godliness brotherly charity, in brotherly charity love: so shall we shew indeed that we have the very lively Christian Faith, and may so both certify our conscience the better that we be in the right Faith, and also by these means confirm other men. If these fruits do not follow, we do but mock with God, deceive ourselves, and also other men. Well may we bear the name of Christian men, but we do lack the true Faith that doth belong thereunto: for true Faith...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236761278
  • 9781236761279