Discourses to Seamen by William ScoresbyDiscourses to Seamen by William Scoresby

Discourses to Seamen

byWilliam Scoresby

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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. 1831. Excerpt: ... DISCOURSE VIII. THE MESSIAH. FOR CHRiSTMAS-DAT. Isaiah ix. 6. For unto us a child is born; unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." At this season of festive enjoyment, when the gloom of winter is enlivened by social and family intercourse, it behoves us to reflect upon that description of joy which may at once be agreeable to God and profitable to ourselves. For, my brethren, there is no greater mistake in the mind of worldly people, in respect to religion, than this, that it makes the partakers of its blessings gloomy or unhappy. So far from this being correct, the religious man is the only truly happy man. And if he be not so, it is not the fault of religion, but either of his natural disposition, the state of his bodily health, or the want of more religion. Hence, we find, that peace and joy are the prerogatives of the true Christian; and that it is at once his privilege and his duty to rejoice. But then, it must be acknowledged, that these happy endowments are not what irreligious persons esteem happiness;--his peace is in believing; his "joy in the Holy Ghost;" his rejoicing in the Lord. Therefore saith the apostle, "Rejoice in the Lord alway: and again I say, Rejoice." This discourse, though preached originally on Christmasday, may, when used for assistance in divine worship at sea, be adopted either for that day, or for the Sunday following. The subject of a Christian's rejoicing in the Saviour, indeed, is always seasonable. Whilst this state of mind, however, is the general privilege of the real Christian, the season at which we have arrived is a more special occasion for joy and gladness. "Behold," said...
Title:Discourses to SeamenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:72 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217463452

ISBN - 13:9780217463454