What Do I Believe ?; Or, Outlines of Practical Theology According to the Scriptures

What Do I Believe ?; Or, Outlines of Practical Theology According to the Scriptures

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...9; and especially 2 Cor. v. 21. 3 Larger Catechism, 74. Ephes. i. 5; Gal. iv. 4-6; John i. 12; 2 (3or. vi. 18; Psa. ciii. 13; Prov. xiv. 26; Matt. vi. 32; Eon. viii. 17. way rest upon it, as the Roman Catholic doctrine asserts; yet the two are never found apart. There can be no pardon, justification, adoption, without the gift of sanctifying grace. And thus sanctification may be referred to the Father,1 to the Son,2 and to the Holy Ghost.3 The Father works through the Son and Spirit, the Son through the Spirit. "If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature.' Christ is made unto us sanctification as well as redemption.4 The Holy Spirit, however, is always represented as the chief Agent in the work. He implanted, Ho fosters the new life. Chiefly does He act by means of the Word.5 He moulds the will to right and pure desires; He guides the thoughts into the truth; He regulates and controls the affections. His presence is an invisible power, a supernatural grace. Its results are progressive, --must we not say, often fluctuating?--but, so far as they extend, the source of all right feelings and good works, and heaven begun below. For the Spirit is the "earnest," "the first-fruits" of the promised possession, the Spirit of promise, whose gifts all excite the longing for the full fruition, and under whose teachings the Abba, Father, which we learn to utter here, become as the first feeble notes of an eternal song. 1 1 Thess. v. 23; Heb. xiii. 20, 21. 2 Ephes. v. 25, 26; Titus ii. 14. 3 l Cor. vi. 11; 2 Thess. ii. 13. 1 Cor. i. SO. - John xvii. 17, 19; Ephes. v. 26, CHAPTER VII. SALVATION ACCEPTED. The Divine provision for saving men b&ving been set forth in the two preceding chapters, one other question remains--as to...show more

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  • Paperback | 28 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 68g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652525
  • 9781236652522