Studies in the New Testament

Studies in the New Testament

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...adjustment in our association with each other; that is true. It is. reported of Chalmers, that while listening to the converse of McCheyne and Burns and the Bo-nars, and hearing them say, "Precious Jesus" so much, he exclaimed, " A most excellent brotherhood of men, if only they might have done with their nursery endearments.' " We call all of them--Chalmers and the rest--the saintliest of God's people; but to them he appeared hard, and to him they appeared soft, yet they bore with each other. Thus wrote Wesley, quoting the cheerful conversation between Jehonadab and Jehu: " ' Is thine heart right, as my heart is with thy heart? If it be, give me thine hand.' I do not mean, Be of my opinion; thou needest not; neither do I mean, I will be of thine opinion; I cannot. Let all opinions alone; give me thine hand." 2. Nor will it do that one's religion be settled by him-Self-deception. The Lord is judge. self. The verse in connection with our text gives a somewhat pertinent warning. " If any man among you seem to be religious, and bridleth 'not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain." Here comes out the doctrine that one may seem to be religious--may thus deceive his own heart--and in the end his religion prove to be valueless. Thousands of years ago, the wisest person that ever lived, declared, " There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death." Any one can easily make a foolish and perilous mistake, just by thinking more highly of himself than he ought to think, and so be lost. 3. All this matter must be, and certainly will be, settled by God's opinion, and none other whatsoever. No Jess authority than that of an inspired apostle has put on record this compact statement of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236660129
  • 9781236660121