The Sermons of the Right REV. Jeremy Taylor; Complete in One Volume. Comprising a Course for the Whole Year, and a Supplement of Sermons on Various Subjects and Occasions

The Sermons of the Right REV. Jeremy Taylor; Complete in One Volume. Comprising a Course for the Whole Year, and a Supplement of Sermons on Various Subjects and Occasions

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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. 1859 edition. Excerpt: ...force us to repentance; and this especially by the way of judgments; these being the last reserves of the Divine mercy, and however we esteem it, is the greatest instance of the Divine long-suffering that is in the world. After these instruments, we may consider the end, the strand upon which these land us, the purpose of this variety, of these labours and admirable arts, with which God so studies and contrives the happiness and salvation of man: it is only that man may be brought by these means unto repentance, and by repentance may be brought to eternal life. This is "the treasure of the Divine go.v ness," ifce great and admirable efflux of the eternal beneficence, the rtovtof zfqstotipos, " the riches of bit goodness," which whosoever despises, despises himself and the great interest of bis own felicity; he shall die in his impenitence, and perish in his folly. 1. The first great instrument that God chooses to bring us to him, is ptjurorot, "profit," or benefit; and this must needs be first, for those instruments whereby we hare a being, are so great mercies, that besides lhat they are such which give us the capacities of all other mercies, they are the advances of us in the greatest instances of promo'.ion in the., WDrld.-.0For from nothing to something is an, infinite space; and a man must havara-.measure of infinite passed upon him. befog h.e can perceive himself to be either happy ft miserable: he is not able to gire God lb, anks for one blessing, until he halli received many.' But then God intends we should; nter. upon his service at the beginning of, our days, because even then he is beforehand.with us, and hath already given us great instances of his goodness. What a prodigy of; favour is it to us, that he...show more

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  • Paperback | 420 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 22mm | 744g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 123656443X
  • 9781236564436