The Works of Samuel Clarke; Sermons on Several Subjects

The Works of Samuel Clarke; Sermons on Several Subjects

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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. 1742 edition. Excerpt: ...Government, was the Occasion of such a Humiliation to the beloved Son of God, in order to expiate and purchase pardon for it: And let your frequent eating this Bread, and drinking this Cup, be a constant Remembrancer to your Thoughts, an Assistance to your Devotion, and a perpetual renewing of these spiritual meditations. Do this, in remembrance of Me. The Mind of Man, in this present State, is so constantly and so strongly affected by the impressions of Sensible Objects which perpetually surround it, that it can very difficultly conceive of things spiritual, purely and abstractedly by themselves: It is so closely united with Matter, and its attention so continually and powerfully sollicited by external and corporeal objects; that to meditate with any closeness and application plication of mind on things remote from fense, (though indeed the most natural and S E R M. proper operation of the Soul, ) is yet become one of the hardest parts of our Duty, and LVI. the want of it one of the greatest occasions of Sin. The chief Reason, why men, who seem convinced in their minds of the Truth and Importance of Religion, of the certainty of a Judgment to come, and who will readily acknowledge the infinite disproportion between things temporal and eternal, between spiritual and earthly concerns; yet at the fame time, in their practice prefer things earthly before spiritual, and temporal concerns before eternal; the Reason of This, I fay, is want of frequent and serious Consideration; And the reason why they do not consider, is, because the capacity of their Mind is so wholly taken up, and their Attention so constantly employed, about sensible Objects; that either they turn not their thoughts at all towards things moral and spiritual; or, if they do, yet These..show more

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  • Paperback | 476 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 24mm | 844g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615522
  • 9781236615527