Various Views of the Higher Christian Life [By W. Dent] with an Intr. by W. Antliff

Various Views of the Higher Christian Life [By W. Dent] with an Intr. by W. Antliff

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...but by taking suitable aliment and exercise. The reason why many are weak and disconsolate, is, their thoughts are occupied about themselves, when they should be dwelling on the words of the Lord Jesus. They are not deeply convinced of the evil of unbelief. They have a mistaken view of faith; either regarding it as a simple assent to the truth of the promises, or making their feelings in some degree, the ground of faith--the condition of believing, instead of depending entirely upon the Divine word: --expecting a certain state of feeling before the appropriation of the promise; forgetting that the promise is wholly of grace, --that " all the promises are in Christ Jesus, yea, and in Him amen, to the glory of God." That faith by which rest of soul is secured, is, a hearty belief of the promises applicable to our case, with an appropriating act: --Lord, Thou hast promised to " keep me night and day, and to water me every moment,"--to be with me in trouble--to preserve my soul, --to "preserve my going out, and my coming in, from this time forth, and for evermore: " to keep me in perfect peace, in all circumstances; and I believe it shall be unto me according to Thy word. Though all things sometimes appear to forbid my trust; yet such is my conviction of Thy love and power, wisdom and faithfulness, that my heart is fixed, trusting in Thee. "Though Thou slay me, yet will I trust in Thee." Amidst all the changes of this pilgrimage state, Thy word standeth for ever sure. I am unworthy--utterly unworthy of the least of Thy mercies; but Thou hast been pleased to reveal Thy gracious designs concerning such as I am, saying, Thy thoughts are "thoughts of peace, and not of evil;" and I am persuaded that Thou wilt...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236651499
  • 9781236651495