Advent sermons by Charles Dallas Marston

Advent sermons

byCharles Dallas Marston

Paperback | October 12, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1865 edition. Excerpt: ... SERMON IV. 1 John Hi. 2, 3. "We know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is. And every man that hath this hope in him purifieth himself, even as He is pure." Two main themes appear to have occupied the mind of the Apostle John while engaged in the composition of this epistle. Under the inspiring guidance of the Holy Ghost, his aim was to illustrate and enforce the great truths that "God is light," and that "God is love." The first of these two is his subject in the former part of the epistle: the latter more particularly in that part of it which extends from the seventh verse of the fourth chapter to the end. But although the writer's mind especially embraces, in that portion of the epistle from which the text has been read, the lesson that God is light, he does not lose sight of the accompanying theme that God is love. How indeed could he? God's manifestation of Himself as light, the blessings which He thus conveys and assures to men, the saving truth which He diffuses for their spiritual illumination, are the results of Divine love. On this account it is that in the midst of words describing the life which becomes those who receive the message, "God is light, and in Him is no darkness at all," St. John breaks out into the rapturous exclamation with which the third chapter of his Epistle opens, "Behold, what manner of love the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called the sons of God Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when He shall appear, we shall be like Him; for we shall see Him as He is." The high privileges of being sons to which he then adverts expand in their fulness before him. He soars from time to eternity...

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Title:Advent sermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217438296

ISBN - 13:9780217438292

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