Practical Discourses [Ed. by J. Jebb]. Ed. by John, Bishop of Limerick

Practical Discourses [Ed. by J. Jebb]. Ed. by John, Bishop of Limerick

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...in the Lord's prayer: a prayer, intended not only for our constant use, but also, as a rule to direct our other devotions. So that we may be assured, where there are so few articles, Divine Wisdom hath provided, that every one of them should contain somewhat material and important to us. And indeed, so important is this point of doing the will of God, that there is no real happiness without it; as, on the other hand, could it be fully and perfectly complied with, were the will of God done on earth, as it is in heaven, the world would wear another face than it does at present; and life and nature would be restored to what they lost, when the first man chose to follow his own will and ways, rather than the will and commandment of his Creator. Blessed be God! that happy time will come, when all things shall recover their original beauty and perfection, through the obedience of one, even Christ. What fallen man is unable, and ever must be unable, to do for himself, the Son of God hath done, and achieved for him. He hath washed out the stain of our sin and rebellion, with his own precious blood; and hath performed a perfect obedience to the will of God, in all things. For his sake, and through his merits, we shall be restored to that felicity, which we have forfeited; and new heavens, and a new earth, shall be created, wherein dwelleth righteousness; that is, where all the people shall be just, doing and submitting to the will of the Almighty, with entire duty and affection; and from thence, reaping the fruits of complete and perpetual happiness. May the kingdom of God come, and his will be done, in this heavenly manner!--The will of God is to be done two ways: one of which is, by a sincere obedience to his laws; the other, by a dutiful submission to...show more

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  • Paperback | 86 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236494903
  • 9781236494900