Christian Faith, Comprehensive, Not Partial; Definite, Not Uncertain, Sermons At The Lecture…

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byWilliam Edward Jelf

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... LECTURE II. Hebrews Xiii. 8. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to day, and for ever. It is the natural result of the truth which hreathes throughout a Divine Revelation, that Christianity gives us far more exalted ideas of the Supreme Being and all that belongs to Him than any of the other systems which have stood in the place of religion to man. The God of the Christian is not a mere deified hero, or an abstract essence or power. The very fact, that we have no images of thought or speech whereby we can adequately represent God to ourselves, does but make Him known to us in His real nature as higher and better than any thing we can imagine. The heaven of the Christian is not a mere beautiful earth above the clouds--think of it as we may, we can form no real picture of it, and yet no Christian can think of it without the deepest interest and hope. If God and heaven are the proper objects of religious thought and feeling, then is the Christian blessed above all men, if it were only in having a true object of worship, a real resting-place for his soul. And though God and heaven are thus presented to us in all their majesty, yet is the Christian's attention drawn to earth with an interest no less intense. It is not as in the so-called religion of old that we have put before us the creations of poetic fancy, which loved to people earth, sea, and sky with ideal divinities; nor yet the fables of the grosser mythology, which gave to the gods the desires, the enjoyments, the passions, and even the crimes of humanity; nor yet are we taught to listen for the Divine voice coming forth from the caves or shrines which superstition assigned to the Divinity as its dwelling place on the earth. But the Christian's gaze is fixed on earth, as the place wherein our salvation ...

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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. 1857. Excerpt: ... LECTURE II. Hebrews Xiii. 8. Jesus Christ, the same yesterday, to day, and for ever. It is the natural result of the truth whi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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