Central Truths

Paperback | May 8, 2012

byCharles Stanford

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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...recall her fires? When the loose mountain trembles from on high, Shall gravitation cease if you go by?" To this we may at least reply, that if sometimes prayers of this class could not be answered without the intervention of a miracle, which to expect would only be presumption, a miracle would not be always needful in order to their success. For instance, when I pass the loose mountain that "trembles from on high," and pray that I may pass with safety, it may not be absolutely needful that gravitation should cease, in order that my prayer may be answered. A sudden impulse may be imparted, a quickening thought infused by the Divine Spirit, which may have the effect of making me linger on my way till the threatening fragment falls, or hurry forward before it rushes down; or else the mighty mass, which might have crushed me, may, without a miracle, only arch me over. If it be indeed a natural impossibility for some of these prayers for merely natural blessings to be answered, obviously this need not be the case with regard to all, or with regard to most of them. The greater number of instances in which prayer is unsuccessful, even in this limited department of its exercise, is not, therefore, accounted for by this suggestion. Another will say, "you ask, and receive not," because everything in the sphere of spiritual as well as of natural things is already settled by the decree of the Sovereign Spirit. But even the harshest theories respecting the Divine decrees, need not of necessity induce the fatalistic apathy which deems it of no use to pray. If all results are rigidly decreed, why A friend of the writer once heard Richard Watson employ this illustration, but he is uncertain whether it is to be found in his published works. %t Cause...

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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. 1859 Excerpt: ...recall her fires? When the loose mountain trembles from on high, Shall gravitation cease if you go by?" To this we may at least ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:May 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217695310

ISBN - 13:9780217695312

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