Theological Works; Published at Different Times, and Now Collected Into Volumes Volume 4

Theological Works; Published at Different Times, and Now Collected Into Volumes Volume 4

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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. 1808 edition. Excerpt: ...representation of the gospel. Divine faith must be grounded on the word of God: but no man's name is inserted in Scripture, as names are in grants and wills; to which the engagements and promises of the new covenant are sometimes compared. In order therefore to be assured, that I am the person to whom the promised blessings belong, I must enquire, whether my case and character accord with those described in the promises. Now these are not made to sinners as such, but to saints; to those that fear the Lord, and tremble at his word: to the contrite, the broken-hearted, the mourners; to those who trust in the Lord, call upon him, follow after righteousness, know the Lord, love God, do his will, and hearken to the voice of his servants; to the meek, the mercif ul, the pure in heart, those that hunger and thirst after righteousness, and such as are persecuted for righteousness sake. In short the promises are made to those who truly believe; for faith is the radical principle of all holy dispositions-As far therefore, as we are conscious, that our experience, desires, pursuits, habitual aim, and character correspond to these dispositions and, affections; we may be sure that the covenanted blessings belong to us: yet in exactness of language this is notfaith, but hope; the full assurance of hope. This should be sought after and preserved by holy diligence: and, as the humble believer, however diligent, will commonly be unable of himself to obtain full satisfaction in this matter; it is one part of the office of the Holy Spirit to shine on his own work, to shew us the sacred impression, by " which he hath sealed us "to the day of redemption," and thus " to witness "with our spirits, that we are the children and "heirs more

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  • Paperback | 122 pages
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  • English
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  • 1236589874
  • 9781236589873