The Overcoming Life

The Overcoming Life

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...to return. Keep short accounts with God, and long estrangements will become unknown. Nevertheless, it is true that, if a believer grievously falls, God, though He forgives at once upon confession, does not always see well to restore the soul immediately to an assured sense of pardon and favour. It may be that the hiding of God's face for a time is a needful discipline. Faith shall assuredly be rewarded, but, like the moon, it is the office of faith to rule the night, and the darkness of night may for a season be permitted to prevail as a chastisement for past folly. IV. One other point remains to be noticed; it is the responsibility entailed. "The man that shall be unclean, and shall not purify himself, that soul shall be cut off from among the congregation, because he hath defiled the sanctuary of the Lord." "How shall we escape if we neglect so great salvation?" God will never suffer sin upon His people. It is the abominable thing which He hates, and it is never so abominable in His eyes as when found in His Church. Sin in believers is a worse offence than in the children of the world; for guilt is ever proportioned to privilege, and the nearer we are to God the more His glory is concerned in us. The Israelites offended continually and yet were spared; Moses spake unadvisedly with his lips but once, and the punishment of his sin could on no account be withheld from him--he was too near to God to sin without severe judgment. Therefore it behoves us to walk humbly and speak tremblingly, and judge ourselves in order that we be not judged. Above all we must set the highest value on the blood of Christ, and keep our garments continually cleansed from all pollution in its power. It is not sufficiently remembered that our...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236807774
  • 9781236807779