Plymouth Pulpit; A Weekly Publication of Sermons Preached by Henry Ward Beecher Volume 9-10; V. 1873

Plymouth Pulpit; A Weekly Publication of Sermons Preached by Henry Ward Beecher Volume 9-10; V. 1873

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...the reality of a Being that is improving it with his own qualities. Do you suppose that the day swelters, and that there is no sun which is breeding heat? Do you suppose that the night is dark, and that there is no withdrawal of that which gives the light of the day? And if this principle is true when applied to our lower nature, how much more is it true when applied to our higher nature! Now, if you take the New Testament, you will be struck, all the way through, with the style of evidence of the existence and presence of God which it insists upon. There are no arguments given in it to prove the divine existence. When Christ was in habitual controversy in Jerusalem, with the educated men of his nation, and they said to him, "If you are divine, make it manifest to us--show us some sign by which we shall know it," his reply was, " You are not able to judge of that which is divine. You have not that nature which is necessary to enable one to do it. But if you were sensitive to that which is good and true, you would feel that I am divine. The fact that you do not feel it indicates a deadness ' in your condition. It is a sign that you lack that by which alone one can determine what is divine, and beautiful, and just, and true." And the apostles, from beginning to end, taught their disciples that they must grow in grace if they would grow in the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Here, in the text which we have selected, the grand highway toward knowledge is represented to be that God " would grant you, according to the richness of his glory, to be strengthened by might by his Spiritin the inner man "-not in this outer man; not in this animal body; not in these basil-ar instincts; not in these...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236960270
  • 9781236960276