The Whole Works of John Hurrion. to Which Is Prefixed, the Life of the Author [By A. Taylor]

The Whole Works of John Hurrion. to Which Is Prefixed, the Life of the Author [By A. Taylor]

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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. 1823 edition. Excerpt: to be upon our guard, that none may seduce us, or lead us into any strange doctrines, whereby the personal glory of the Spirit is so much obscured, the duty and comfort of Christians is so much obstructed, and such perplexity and confusion is introduced into the oeconomy and method of our salvation. 2. Let us take heed not to grieve the Holy Spirit. Were he only an efficient power, there would be no room for such an exhortation; but seeing he is a voluntary, intelligent agent, or divine person, who knows and resents the disrespect that is shewed him, we ought to take great care not to offend him. He is not to be treated as a mere instrument, or servant, but as God, and sovereign Lord; who, in applying salvation, works all things according to his own will. Must it not then offend him, to disown his personality, and thereby rob him of a Eph. ii. 22.--Acts ix. 31. xx. 29.--1 Cor. xii. li, 13. his glory in the work of salvation? For if he is no person, he can exercise no wisdom, grace, love, patience, or faithfulness therein. What idea can any man have of the wisdom, love, truth, or patience of a mere efficient power, that has in it neither understanding nor will? Whatever great things be done by it, the honour or glory thereof must be ascribed tothe person who employs the power, and not to the unintelligent power itself. If it would grieve a wise and good man, who had employed his wisdom or kindness in a high degree for the good of others, to have his wisdom and kindness concealed or denied by those very persons for whom he had employed them; may we not much rather conclude, that it must highly offend God the Holy Spirit, to deny him the glory of his wisdom, grace, and love, in that part which he bears in the work of our salvation; and to deny, more

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