Religious Progress; Discourses on the Development of the Christian Character

Religious Progress; Discourses on the Development of the Christian Character

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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. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ... God must give it. Far as it is a truth, He in his Scriptures, and by the Spirit of His Son, must teach; it and far as it is a communion, it must be sought in the one way, Christ, "--the king's highway of holiness," as the good Cennick, the coadjutor first of Whitfield, and afterwards the convert of Moravianism, in his hymn describes it. To be godly we must be with God, and he is approached through Christ and by prayer. Daily, and earnest, and effectual supplication is necessary. This must, again, seek God's teachings in the study of His revealed Truth. Here he has manifested Himself, his purposes, and character; and this, his book, he delights to honor, and to transcribe afresh into the experience and hearts of his devout people. Hidden in the heart, it becomes guidance, and impulse, and gladness, along our intricate and varied pathway. But the volume teaches us, as another help to seek the society of God's people, that we may be profited by their vigilance, and sympathy, and experience. In the sanctuary, and in other and occasional interviews, the friendship and converse of these, "the excellent of the earth," minister to the truly devout, some of his richest enjoyments. Yet even their society and counsel cannot replace the visits of his solitary spirit to the mercyseat of His Father; nor the visits of the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, the Messenger of the Father and the Son, to his waiting soul. Thus maintaining a double communion with God on high, and with the people and with the book of God here below, the disciple walks, what is to the world, a hidden path; and the root of his principles is continually enriched with the river that maketh glad the city of God. The fruits are visible. The life that produces them is invisible...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236586956
  • 9781236586957