Short Method with the Deists

Short Method with the Deists

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: ... took so deep an interest? Under the sense of our Lord's continual presence, we shall endeavour to promote even their temporal welfare; but, above all, we shall be earnest for the good of their souls, which he died to redeem. Christians are commanded to mortify the earthly and selfish passions of ambition and avarice and sensuality. Our Lord died that he might redeem us from such base thraldom, and allure us to the pure liberty of the sons of God. The lust of the flesh, the lust of the eye, and the pride of life, were in fact his murder. 10 ers. If we love him, we must hate them: If we love our own peace, we must hate them; for they separate the soul from the Prince of Peace. The happiness of eternity consists in a conformity to the God of holiness; and shall we spend our few days in confirming ourselves in habits directly opposed to him?--No; rather let us begin heaven below, by beginning to be holy. The gospel exhorts us to humility; and deep humility, indeed, must be the result of a true acquiescence in the judgment which God passed upon us when he condemned his Son as the representative of our race. And when we think of what our Almighty Father hath done for us, our hearts must often convict us of the strange contrast which is exhibited betwixt our dealings with him and his dealings with us. We are commanded to be diligent in the duties of life, and to be patient under its sufferings. And, to enforce this precept, we are instructed that the minutest event of life is ordered by him who loved us and gave himself for us; and that all these events, how trifling or how calamitous soever they may appear, are yet necessary parts of a great plan of spiritual education, by which he trains his people to his own likeness, and fits them for their...show more

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  • Paperback | 44 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 95g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236642503
  • 9781236642509