Addresses by William James DawsonAddresses by William James Dawson


byWilliam James Dawson

Paperback | January 2, 2012


Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1891. Excerpt: ... THE PERFECTED LIFE: Cfye (greatest TXeeb of ttje tPorlo. OD is all for quality; man is for j quantity. But the immediate need of the world at this moment is not more of us, but, if I may use the expression, a better brand of us. To secure ten men of an improved type would be better than if we had ten thousand more of the average Christians distributed all over the world. There is such a thing in the evangelistic sense as winning the whole world and losing our own soul. And the first consideration is our own life--our own spiritual relations to God --our own likeness to Christ. And I am anxious, briefly, to look at the right and the wrong way of becoming like Christ--of becoming better men: the right and the wrong way of sanctification. One of the futile methods of sanctifying ourselves is trying; effort--struggle --agonizing. I suppose you have all tried that, and I appeal to your own life when I ask if it has not failed. Crossing the Atlantic, the Etruria, in which I was sailing, suddenly stopped in mid- ocean--something had suddenly broken down. There were a thousand people on board that ship. Do you think we could have made it go on if we had all gathered together and pushed against the sides or against the masts? When a man hopes to sanctify himself by trying, he is like a man trying to make the boat go that carries him by pushing it-- he is like a man drowning in the water and trying to save himself by pulling the hair of his own head. It is impossible. Christ held up that mode of sanctification almost to ridicule when He said: "Which of you by taking thought can add a cubit to his stature?" Put down that method forever as being futile. Another man says: "That is not my way. I have given up that. Trying has its place, but that is not where it comes in. My method is to concentra...
Title:AddressesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217164943

ISBN - 13:9780217164948