Sermons and Sketches of Sermons Volume 2

Sermons and Sketches of Sermons 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. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...virtue was laid. Heathen practices, however reputable among heathens, are things of which those who are enlightened and converted by-the Gospel "are now ashamed," Rom. vi, 21. 3. They are without the knowledge of acceptance and pardon through the true Mediator. It is true that we find among them temples, sacrifices, and priests; they have a whole sacrificial system; but of what avail is it'! According to the Scriptures, the blood of bulls and goats cannot take away sin. Among the heathen the true and ancient intent of sacrifice is lost; it is no longer typical of the perfect sacrifice of Christ, but is used as a mere ceremony; and afterall their sacrifices sin remains, the justice of God is not satisfied, but his wrath abides upon them. What is the principleiof sacrifice among the modern heathen! I once thought that all their sacrifices and blood shedding were an indis cation of a sense of guilt, and of a blind, but earnest, effort to propitiate a justly-deserved vengeance of superior powers; but I am compelled by what I have read, and by converse with missionaries, to give up this view of their case. In the generality of them, at least, there is nothing that approaches to what is so like a gracious principle: the object which they have inview is some temporal interest, or, at best, the avoiding of some future punishment, and the securing of a better state hereafter. O it is pitiable to see riteswhich formerly were expressive of the sorrows of a contrite heart, now a barren custom; and various forms of terror, as to the firture, flitting constantly before the mind, and arising not from a sense of deserved wrath, but from the malice of_ some demon god; and yet that no relief is obtained! But the "everlasting...
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  • Paperback | 232 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 422g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236857739
  • 9781236857736