The Presbyterian Preacher Volume 1-3

The Presbyterian Preacher Volume 1-3

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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. 1832 edition. Excerpt: ... which shall decorate'h_i-s crown, are souls saved by his instru-mentality, who shall sl1lne'a, s' stars, when all earthly honors shall have vanished forever. " ' 2. The importance of the ministerial ofl-ice is manifest, from its powerful influence on all the best interests qfman, jbr time and eternity.." An enlightened, pious and devoted ministry, such as the gospel requires, always has had, and always' must have, the ' appiest influence on human society_ Look the world around, and you will find the state of society elevated or degraded, according tothe character of the ministers of religion. "Like priest, like people," is a proverb founded on just observation of facts. What nations or communities are most distinguished for civilization, intelligence andirefinementl for domestic virtue and social 'order, _and e, ver irnprovement adapted to promote the happiness of man'! Vghere is knowledge most generally diffused? "Where do common schools, and academies, 'and colleges most generally flourish'! "Where are liberty and the rights of man best understood and maintained? Precisely in those nations _0r communities where the people are, or have been, favored with an enlightened faithful ministry. It is the peculiar glory and excellence of the religion of the bible, that itprovides for the instruction of the mass of the people. The dogmas of the heathen were confined to their philosophers and priests, while 1,19. z1?, Y-'i$.'10.n was made for general instruction. "But "eke poor _ln!v"e the gnupol preached tn, in run DIGNITY AND norms or rns uiivisrin. 847 them." It provides a Sabbath of rest, as a stated season for universal instruction. The whole...show more

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  • Paperback | 162 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 299g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236820592
  • 9781236820594