The Works of John Donne, D.D., Dean of Saint Paul's, 1621-1631; With a Memoir of His Life Volume 2

The Works of John Donne, D.D., Dean of Saint Paul's, 1621-1631; With a Memoir of His Life Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...ordinances. So then, this angel takes care of us, till he have delivered us over to the sweet and powerful helps of that church, which God hath purchased with his blood; when he hath placed us there, he looks that we should do something for ourselves, which, before we were there, and made partakers of God's graces in his church by baptism, we could not do; for in this, this angel's commission 5' Ephes. i. 13. 5 2 Cor. i. 22. detern1ines, 'that we be sealed in the foreheads, that we be taken from the common, into God's inclosures, impaled in his park, received into his church, Where our salvation depends upon the good use of those means. Use therefore those means well; and put not God to save thee, by a miracle, without means. Trust not to an irresistible grace, that at one time or other God will have thee, whether thou wilt or no. Tolle volzmtatem, et non est i?1fer'rzus"; If thou couldst quench thine own will, thou hadst quenched hell; if thou couldst be content, willing to be in hell, hell were not hell. So, if God save a man against his will, heaven is not heaven; if he be loath to come thither, sorry that he shall be there, he hath not the joy of heaven, and then heaven is not heaven. Put not God to save thee by miracle; God can save an image by miracle; by miracle he can make an image a man; if man can make God of bread, certainly God can make a man of an image, and so save him; but God hath made thee his own image, and afforded thee means of salvation: use them. God compels no man. The master of the feast invited many"; rsolemnly, before hand; they came not: he sent his servants to call in the poor, upon the sudden; and they came: so he receives late comers. And there is a compella intrare, more

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  • Paperback | 214 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 390g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236748239
  • 9781236748232