Private Thoughts on Religion, and Other Subjects Connected with It

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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. 1826 Excerpt: ... every sin but one, if he could be sure we would keep that one. "God lives through all life,"--the soul of man not excepted; which is no more self-sufficient than selfexistent, but the most helpless of all beings, though it proudly challenges independence. The world is not altered since the time of Socrates....
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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. 1826 Excerpt: ... every sin but one, if he could be sure we would keep that one. "God lives through all life,"--the soul of man not excepted; which is no more self-sufficient than selfexistent, but the most helpless of all beings, though it proudly challenges independence. The world is not altered since the time of Socrates. Ask one by one, and see who is not mistaken as to the quantity of his wisdom and goodness. If we were naked and open to all the world as we are to God, and in some measure to ourselves, how loathsome and abominable! what monsters should we appear! It is time to have done with future prospects, or a vain imagination that we shall be happy, or more at case, when such a point is gained, or such an impediment removed; whereas nothing is more certain than that every period of life, and every day, will bring its own burden along with it; and that there is no possibility of happiness, but in bearing it according to the will of God. CHAPTER V. REPENTANCE. The repentance which precedes faith, consists chiefly of a sense of danger and a fear of punishment; but when we come to have a lively apprehension of pardoning love, and our adoption in Christ, it is genuine, filial sorrow for having offended God. Generally speaking, it is to be feared we do not dread sin, but the punishment of it; and yet till we hate sin, as such, and feel our misery under it, it is in vain to talk of repentance. Till we are so convinced of sin, as fully to pronounce the sentence of condemnation upon ourselves, we shall not receive mercy, as mercy, but consider it as a debt. So long as we are joined to the world; acting in the main for worldly ends; attached to its interest; oppressed with its cares, or devoted to its pleasures; wc must either totally reject, or explain away the G...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781231085936
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 68
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.14 (d)

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