A Discourse of the Government of the Thoughts

Paperback | May 21, 2012

byGeorge Tullie

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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. 1787 Excerpt: ...cannot totally hinder, they are not our sin, but infirmity, which will never affect our main state. It. Distracting Thoughts fn prayer are very much owing to that natural aversion we observed in us to things spiritual and divine: For such employment of our Thoughts being therefore a fort of preternatural force upon them, the spring that bends them heaven-ward will be apt to relax, and give way to the contrary tendency of our minds downwards; so that, leaving those unwelcome objects, they presently fall back back again into the company of the old familiars of their Thoughts. III. Our distractions proceed, in a great measure, from an over-active and ungoverned imagination: 'Tis the quicksilver part in our metal, that runs glibly up and down, and moots, as it were, in our minds,, like meteors in the air, traversing our devotions with ten thousand frivolous and foolish conceits, presenting us with those fine schemes and images of things, riches, honour, or the like, till the distracted wandering man, instead of his Maker, worships all the while, perhaps, the idol of his own and the Devil's making. But we have discoursed on the extravagancies of this faculty before. IV. Distractions in prayer proceed frequently from an intemperate love of the world, and the cares that attend its enjoyments; which so often ingross our hearts, that we no sooner set about holy duties than they justle the one thing needful out of our minds, and make Mary's good part stand by, and give way to Martha's concern for the world and the family. It is certainly one of the most ridiculous, and yet most iuke x. 42. general general frailties incident to our corrupt nature, to use this world, as if neither we, nor the fashion of it were to pass away; which is just as if a traveller, with busine...

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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. 1787 Excerpt: ...cannot totally hinder, they are not our sin, but infirmity, which will never affect our main state. It. Distracting Thoughts fn ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:30 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.06 inPublished:May 21, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217908845

ISBN - 13:9780217908849

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