The Theological Works; Sermons CIV - CXXVIII Volume 5

The Theological Works; Sermons CIV - CXXVIII Volume 5

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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. 1845 edition. Excerpt: far short of what He deserves from them; it is expressed but very imperfectly, and there is not the best of them but do many things offensive to His Divine goodness, and provoking to the eyes of His glory. How comes it then to pass, that notwithstanding all their imperfections and provoeations He still continues to love them, and to love them so as to make all things serve them and work together for their good? This is a great mystery, but it will be soon unfolded, if we do but consider, that all who truly love God believe also in our Lord Jesus Christ. For it is "faith that works by love." Ga1. 5.6. So that no man can have any true love for God without Heb. 9. 24. I Tim. 2. 5. 1 John 2. 1, 2. Heb. 7. 25. Ephes. 1. 22, 23. John 5. 17. true faith in Christ; such a faith whereby he is united to Him, made a member of His body, and so partakes of His Holy Spirit. But for all who are thus nearly related to Him upon earth, Christ is always interceding in Heaven: " He appears there in the presence of God for them," " as the Mediator between Him and them," making up all differences that may happen; He is their Advocate with the Father, to plead their cause, and bring them off upon all occasions; as He may well do, " seeing He is a propitiation for their sins, and for the sins of the whole world," and is therefore "able to save to the utmost those who come to God by Him, seeing He ever liveth to make intercession for them." And hence it is, that they who love God, notwithstanding all their failures and imperfections, still continue in His love and favour so as to have all things work together for their good, even because His Son, their Saviour Christ, is continually interceding with...
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  • Paperback | 166 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 308g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958292
  • 9781236958297