Spiritual Religion: Sermons on Christian Faith and Life

Spiritual Religion: Sermons on Christian Faith and Life

by James Drummond
     
 

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V. CHRISTIANS A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. Eevelation v. 9, 10. They sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain,… See more details below

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V. CHRISTIANS A ROYAL PRIESTHOOD. Eevelation v. 9, 10. They sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests : and ive shall reign on the earth.' In my last discourse I sought an answer to the question, what is the great purpose of Christianity ? and we saw that the main object which the religion is calculated to effect, is to bring to men a fuller inward life, the life of children of God. The proper apprehension of this object will enable us to enter more deeply into the genius of Christianity, and give a peculiar direction to our views upon a variety of subjects. Let us consider at present some of its more general bearings. One of the first things which would powerfully impress us, were it not for a deadening familiarity with words of lofty meaning, and perhaps also the baleful influence of a corrupt theology, is this—the wonderful faith in human capability implied in suchan object. When we speak of man as a child of God, we are carried into a sphere of unknown magnificence, whose beauties stretch far beyond our present vision, and whose aspiring heights, overtopping the clouds of earth, rest in the eternal light of heaven. We see now through a glass darkly, and know not yet what we shall be; but all of great, and holy, and wise, and true, which saint can conceive orprophet declare, all this and more is wrapped up in our sonship. Now what an unconquerable faith in human capability must have been that which first seized upon this truth, and determined to lead on our race to such a glorious heritage! How grand the faith which looked beneath the sins, and foll...

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2940029166814
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Longmans, Greens, and Co.
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