The Works of the Reverend and Pious Mr. Andrew Gray

The Works of the Reverend and Pious Mr. Andrew Gray : Late Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Works of the Reverend and Pious Mr. Andrew Gray: Late Minister of the Gospel in Glasgow If the method do not altogether satisfy some spirits, or the expll-n cation seem not 'so full; or if they find some introductions which pos. Sibly'lead not in so close, or seem not so suitable to the subject of the ser'mongmr happily now and then there be some little digression: from the main purpose; we shall desire that this may net at all be constructed to be the fauthor's ignorance of rules and method, or his want of abilities in human learning, it being well known to those who were best acquainted with him, that he indeed had a scholastic spirit, and was in reading far beyond his age and opportunities for studying; but as to all these we shall intreat'you rather to bonsider, 1. His age, and thatihis gifts were in the very moulding and break ing (as we Speak) in the point of order and method, when the Lord was pleased to call him home from his work. 2. That every man hath his proper. Gift of God, who, in his great wisdom, and certainly for the good of his church, doth so order, that there is somewhat singular and particular almose in every man's way, as to these things. 3. For any thing we know, he had never that high esteem of this or any other of his labours, as to design any of them for public_view, and these are but notes taken from his mouth. 4. We are persuad ed he studied more his hearers than himself. Ye will easily perceive, when ye have read but a little, that he hath been a man' of a very zealous temper, that the great bensil of his spirit, and that which he did wholly spend himself about, was to make people know ther dan gerons condition by nature, and by means to persuade them to be lieve and lay hold upon the great salvation. And truly, that a man. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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  • Paperback | 580 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 30mm | 767g
  • English
  • 213 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0243253540
  • 9780243253548