The Practical Works; With a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of His Writings

The Practical Works; With a Life of the Author, and a Critical Examination of His Writings : In Twenty-Three Volumes Volume 2

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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. 1830 edition. Excerpt: ...and would most enslave thee to the world. Tempt. vu. ' The tempter suiteth his temptations to our company: if they have any error or "sin, or are engaged in any carnal enterprise, he will make them snares to us, and restless until they have ensnared us: if they love us not he will make them continual provocations, and set before us all their wrongs, and provoke us to uncharitableness and revenge.' If they love us he will endeavour to make their love to us to be the shoeing-horn or harbinger of their errors and evil ways, to draw us' to their imitation. He findeth something in all our company, to make the matter of some temptation.'. _ ' Direct." vn. Converse' most with God: let faith make Christ and angels your most regarded and observed company; that their mind and presence may more afleqt you than the mind and presence of mortal men. Look not at any man's mind, or will, or actions, without respect to God who governeth, and to the rule by which they should all be suited, and to the judgment which will open and reward them as they are. Never see man without seeing God: see man only as a creature dependant on his Maker's will. And then you will lament and not imitate him when he sinneth;_ and you will oppose (and Christ saith " hate,"") and not be se-duced by him, when he would draw you with him to sin and hell: had Adam more observed God than Eve he had not been seduced by his helper. Then you will look on-the proud, and worldly, and sensual, as Solomon on the slothful man's vineyard, " I saw and considered it well, I looked I on it, and received instruction'." You would not long for the plague or leprosy, because it is-your f'riend's...show more

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  • Paperback | 216 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 395g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236942310
  • 9781236942319