Central truths by Charles StanfordCentral truths by Charles Stanford

Central truths

byCharles Stanford

Paperback | January 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... Che CTauses of Unsuccessful draper. "Poor heart, lament. For since thy God refuseth still, There is some rub, some discontent, Which cools His will. " Thy Father could Quickly effect what thou dost move ; For He is Power : and sure He would ; For he is Love. " Go search this thing. Tumble thy breast and turn thy book: If thou hadst lost a glove or ring, Wouldst thou not look ?' "Ye ask, and receive not, because ye ask amiss."--James iv. 3. " A SK, and ye shall receive," said Jesus Christ -^~*~ to His disciples. How is it, then, that we so frequently u ask and receive not? " and that millions of prayers seem to have been lost between earth and heaven ? There are some questions, the discussion of which we can leave for the long leisure of immortality, but this is one of immediate urgency. It sometime agitates us to the centre of the soul, and almost shakes the foundations of our faith. Who is ready with an explanation that will set our hearts at rest ? " You ask, and receive not," some one will answer, because prayer was not so much intended as the medium for obtaining gifts, as an exercise for improving the spiritual health. It is to work a re-actionary benefit--a benefit from within rather than from without. It is appointed mainly that the soul may be stronger by wrestling with the " Angel of the Presence," and holier by intercourse with the Infinite beauty. But this is equivalent to the entire denial and abandonment of all real prayer, for it makes the suppliant a suppliant in form only--a mere experimentalist on himself, and not the seeker of favours from God. We feel this to be treacherous reasoning, a mere mocking semblance of soothing advice. We shall be unable to listen to it for one moment, unless, in some " hour of darkness," the Evil Spirit has persuade...
Title:Central truthsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:68 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:January 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217455670

ISBN - 13:9780217455671