The Pastoral Echo (Sermons by Eminent Dissenting Ministers and Others)

The Pastoral Echo (Sermons by Eminent Dissenting Ministers and Others)

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...the cross of a crucified Lord, and who, therefore, are strangers to "those good things," in deed and in truth? And are there not many of whom we may still say they despise these things, though they are the joy and the rejoicing of the saints of God, though they are the only things to die upon? and ye shall know it to be so, ye that hear me, --though they are the only things to live upon, and the saints of God can attest it, yet ye are strangers to them, and there is not a trifle of this earth but what ye prefer to "those good things," which the Holy Ghost declares to be the "good things to come." Oh! may you be led to think this day of the error of your ways!--Oh, that you may be led to see the danger of your state, the ruin of your present condition, and flee from the wrath to come!--Oh, that your eyes may be opened to see sin's evil and a Saviour's sufficiency. Secondly. Of "those good things" of which the law is but the shadow, not the image. The legal dispensation, (or as we are to understand the law, not merely the law of commands, or the law of ceremonies--the legal dispensation embracing both the Gospel as unfolded in Leviticus, and the commands and precepts, )--the whole of that dispensation was "but a shadow of those good things." My dear hearers, that dispensation was a glorious dispensation as mentioned in that chapter which I read to you this morning in the 2d Corinthians, 3d chapter, v. 7, 8, 9. "For if the ministration of death written and engraven in stones was glorious, so that the children of Israel could not steadfastly behold the face of Moses for the glory of his countenance, which glory was to be done away, how shall not the ministration of the Spirit be more

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  • English
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  • 9781236547118