A True Scripture Account of the Nature and Benefits of the Holy Eucharist; In Answer to a Book, Intituled, a Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper

A True Scripture Account of the Nature and Benefits of the Holy Eucharist; In Answer to a Book, Intituled, a Plain Account of the Nature and End of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper

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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. 1736 edition. Excerpt: ...with it: Be"cause he who facrifices as he ought, does at the "fame Time pray to God, and therefore offers what "commonly goes by theName of spiri tualSacrificej "and by doing this, he does all that can be done "with Heart and Voice, and by this alone equals "the Devotions of him, who offers nothing but "Words and Thoughts: But then he does (ome"thing more too, he offers such a material Sacril sice as God requires. Material Sacrifice was de"signed to add Force to Prayer and Praise, and "makes them more prevailing with God, and is "therefore more excellent than bare Prayer and "Praise, proceeding'from the Mouth and Heart: "And it is highly unreasonable, and is an Impeach"ment of the Wisdom and Goodness of God to u suppose that he would establish a Practice, or u even countenance it, which put the Worlhip"pers to a very considerable Charge to no Pur"pose at all. It is, I conceive, granted by all, "who confess there is a God who governs the "World, that Prayer and Praise is a Worship "which natural Light instructs Men to pay him: "Now if these are as excellent, and prevailing "with God, when offered singly and apart as u when joined with Material Sacrifice, it will be "utterly unaccountable, why Godsliould institute tC or approve a Way of Worship attended with so "much Expence and Trouble. The Psalmist de"sires of God, Ps xli. z. That his Prayer might "be set forth in bis Sight as the Incense, and the "lifting up of bis Hands, might be as the Evening "Sacrifice. But who ever wished that his Sacri"fice might be as acceptable as Prayer?" However God now requires no very chargeable Sacrifice of us Christians, but still, as I have proved, he requires a Sacrifice of Bread and Wine to be offared to him. And if it be offered as our Churcfi directs, it has...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681436
  • 9781236681430