Sermons for the Times, by Clergymen of the Church in England. 1st(2nd) of a Series

Sermons for the Times, by Clergymen of the Church in England. 1st(2nd) of a Series

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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. 1842 edition. Excerpt: ... which the religious world is most skilful iu using, afford, after all, but a doubtful security, au indefinable, and very presumptuous trust in Christ, is called in to make up for all deficiencies, and to render assurance doubly sure. The whole matter is a contemptible trifling with Scripture, their own souls, and a holy God. Indeed the very purpose of the gospel is altogether hidden from these would-be monopolisers of gospel truth and gospel holiness. They do not see God's glorious plan of raising man out of his sinful state, and making him one with Himself, by working in him, through the importation of the Divine nature, an obedience even unto the very death of that nature which originally disobeyed, and which, in consequence of disobedience fell from Him. This Godlike object, as well as the plan of accomplishing it worthy of its great Deviser, are equally beyond their conception. To them the gospel is neither more nor less than an ingenious expedient for excusing sin, and saving the sinner from merited punishment. Is it then to be wondered at, that gospel piety is of such rare occurrence; that the gospel (so called) is popular, and that world-loving, fleshindulging, and selfish men entertain confident hopes of salvation? Let me tell you, all teaching that does not refer to God's holy baptism, when a Divine life was imparted to the soul, as the only basis of a holy life, is a spurious and heretical teaching, opposed to the gospel, and ruinous to the soul. Our Saviour saith, "except a corn of wheat fall into the ground and die, it abideth alone; but if it die it bringeth forth much fruit; he that loveth his life shall lose it, and he that hateth his life in this world shall keep it unto life eternal." Here is a description of more

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  • Paperback | 40 pages
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  • English
  • black & white illustrations
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  • 9781236644152