The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 20

The Theological and Miscellaneous Works. Ed. with Notes by John Towill Rutt Volume 20

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...advantage to you that so great a part of the world is Christian, rather than Heathen, and that you live amongpeople who respect your Scriptures as much as you do yourselves. This advantage you would not have i had among the Mahomelans, who, though they allow the inspiration of your prophets, as well as that of Jesus Christ, think that all former revelations were superseded by their prophet Maliomet; so that they make no use of your Scriptures, or.purs, but treat these sacred books with great contempt. In time, I doubt not, you will find yourselves still more indebted to Christians than you have hitherto been, and that the unspeakable obligations we are under to you will be repaid by our services, in your conversion to Christianity. We owe you much indeed, but we live in the hope of discharging the debt. In the mean time we must content ourselves with shewing our gratitude and good-will; reflecting on the important articles in which we agree with you, and which we derived from you. The great object of our worship, and all the great articles of our faith, will then be the same. We agree in the belief of one God, the God ofAb1-aham, Isaac, and Jacob, and that this God is gracious and merciful to all the truly penitent, as, no doubt, he will be to you, when you shall turn to him with your-whole hearts. "Believe in the Lord your God, so shall you be established; believe his prophets, so shall you prosper." (2 Chron. xx. 20.) llloses, speaking of your' present calamitous state, dispersed among all the nations of the world, says, (Deut. iv. 29-31, ) " But if from thence thou shalt seek the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. VVhen thou art in tribulation, and...
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  • Paperback | 218 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 399g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123698160X
  • 9781236981608