Back To Christ; The Wonder Of His Life, The Romance Of His Religion, Forgotten Truths Of His…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byCharles Fiske

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... STAINED-GLASS SAINTS--AND OTHERS "not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from the evil." That was what our Lord prayed for--not that we should have an environment destitute of temptation, but that we should have grace and strength to attain holiness amid temptation. What is a Christian life? The preceding chapters have been an attempt to picture its background of faith and devotion; but how does it manifest itself in the world? It is worth while to ask and try to answer the question, because most people have a rather vague conception of what a truly religious life ought to be, and being somewhat hazy in their theory they are not very definite or consistent in their practice. St. Paul called all the members of the Church "saints." It would seem the height of absurdity now if I were to write a letter to the "saints" of any particular congregation--meaning everybody. Yet that is just what St. Paul did, because with him a "saint" meant one who was called to be holy, not one who had already attained holiness. We limit the term. Called to be saints? Why, we picture the Christian life as a lofty and unworldly ideal utterly beyond attainment by plain people like ourselves. And having so very unworldly (and, as we suppose, lofty) a conception of it, we put it entirely out of the realm of possible practical accomplishment and think no more about it. Now our Lord Christ meant religion to be a very simple and natural thing. Not an easy thing--we shall see in a moment that it is not that--but a natural thing. It was to develop out of every-day surroundings. It was to be the sanctification of common occupations. It was to be the hallowing of the usual and the ordinary and the commonplace. Therefore it was to be something p...

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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. 1917. Excerpt: ... STAINED-GLASS SAINTS--AND OTHERS "not that Thou shouldest take them out of the world, but that Thou shouldest keep them from t...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217687482

ISBN - 13:9780217687485

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