The Way of Salvation Illustrated in a Series of Discourses

The Way of Salvation Illustrated in a Series of Discourses

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ... without the heart, or answer the purpose which he contemplates by its change? Just as much as diamond rings, and strings of pearls, answer the place of fidelity and affection to an outraged and injured wife--and no more. Go and plead your moral character before God, as a reason why you should be saved. What would be its reception?" All this would be well," might be the response, "but the heart was required; the regenerated affections of the soul were demanded. Where are the affections of that heart?" Go plead your fidelity to your family; your kindness as a husband, and father, and neighbour; your honesty to men. "All this is well. But where is the heart for me f" the Saviour might reply; "where is the evidence of love to your God?" Go plead accomplishment, wit, learning, talent, beauty: --are these what are required to fit men for heaven? Are these proposed to be substituted in the place of what is required? Be not deceived. Nor rank, nor wealth, nor talent, nor learning, nor gracefulness of manners, nor eminence in your profession, nor oratory, nor the crown of victory won on the battle-field, nor any other thing, can be a substitute for the renovated heart. They will not answer the same purpose while men live here; they will not extend their influence to a future world when they die. A splendid steamer leaves the wharf to cross the ocean. Youth, and beauty, and rank, crowd on board; age, and middle age, are there; the high, the low, the rich, the poor, the bond, the free, the peasant, the prince, are there. She moves majestically on. Suddenly she strikes an iceberg, and in a moment goes down. There is a tremendous plunge; a-heaving of the waves; a boiling, rolling sea for a few moments where she sank. But it is soon over. The sea is again...show more

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  • Paperback | 196 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 358g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236681991
  • 9781236681997