Eighteen sermons on various subjects by Isaac BarrowEighteen sermons on various subjects by Isaac Barrow

Eighteen sermons on various subjects

byIsaac Barrow

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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...flesh, to endure pinching wants and sore distresses, to taste death for every one. Job xxxi. 13, 14, 15; xxxii. 8. 1 Ps.cxlv. 9; Job xxxiv. 19; Wisd. vi. 8; Rom. x. 12; iii. 22. ' Job xxxvi. 5; Ps. Ixix. 33. We may ask with St. Paul, Why dost thou set at nought thy brother 3? Is it for the lowness of his condition, or for any misfortune that hath befallen him? But are not the best men, are not all men, art not thou thyself, obnoxious to the like4? Hath not God declared that he hath a special regard to such? and are not such things commonly disposed by his hand with a gracious intent? Is it for meanness of parts, or abilities, or endowments? But are not these the gifts of God, absolutely at his disposal, and arbitrarily distributed or preserved; so that thou who art so wise in thy own conceit to-day, mayest, by a disease, or from a judgment, deserved by thy pride, become an idiot to-morrow? Have not many good, and therefore many happy men, wanted those things5? Is it for moral imperfections or blemishes; for vicious habits, or actual misdemeanours? These indeed are the only debasements and disparagements of a man; yet do they not expunge the characters of divinity impressed on his nature; and he may by God's mercy recover from them. And are not we ourselves, if grace do not uphold us, liable to the same? Yea, may we not, if without partiality or flattery we examine ourselves, discern the same within us, or other defects equivalent? And, however, is not pity rather due to them than contempt? Whose character was it, that they trusted they were righteous, and despised others"? That the most palpable offender should not be quite despised, God had a special care in his Law, for that end moderating punishment, and restraining the number of stripes: If...
Title:Eighteen sermons on various subjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217207928

ISBN - 13:9780217207928