The Christian Ministry Volume 2; With an Inquiry Into the Causes of Its Inefficiency

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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. 1831 Excerpt: ...power--not of conscience, but of the Spirit of God. But what tenderness is required, lest we "break the bruised reed!" Let the wide distinction between the indwelling and the indulgence of sin--between its occasional prevalence and its allowed rule--be accurately marked; nay, even the overruling of its ...
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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. 1831 Excerpt: ...power--not of conscience, but of the Spirit of God. But what tenderness is required, lest we "break the bruised reed!" Let the wide distinction between the indwelling and the indulgence of sin--between its occasional prevalence and its allowed rule--be accurately marked; nay, even the overruling of its lamented incursions in deepening the contrition, establishing the watchfulness, exercising and strengthening the faith of the afflicted penitent. Let him view the strong encouragement to repeated application to Christ. If he be really mourning over his guilt, and desiring the pardon and love of the Saviour (a frame of mind inconsistent with the least indulgence of sin), he has his promise for the rest of his soul. In bringing his wants and desires to the Gospel, he will find increasing light, consolation, and strength, for the maintenance of the spiritual conflict, until judgment "is brought forth unto victory." For some most discriminate views and encouraging directions relative to these cases, consult Bowles' Past. Evang. Lib. ii. c. 19, 20. SECTION V. THE YOUNG CHRISTIAN. Judgment,experience, tenderness, and acquaintance with the natural character, circumstances, and habits of the individual, must direct the treatment of this most important case. The young Christian is awakened and excited, but very imperfectly enlightened. There is much self-deception and self-righteousness. His repentance is sincere, but partial, more exercised from the trouble than from the sinfulness of sin, but slightly connected with faith, and little conversant with the habitual backsliding of the heart from God. His faith, though genuine, is confused; rather a feeling or a train of feelings, than an influential principle; associated with comfort rather than with...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150714153
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 92
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.19 (d)

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