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 Excerpt: ... SERMON X. THE NATURE, PROPERTIES, AND ACTS OF CHARITY. Epiiks. V. 2. "And walk in love." St. Paul telleth us, that the end of the commandment (or the main scope of the evangelical doctrine) is charity, out of a pure heart and a good conscience, and faith unfeigned'; that charity is a general principle of all good practice (let all your things be done in charity); that is the sum and abridgment of all other duties, so that he that loveth another hath fulfilled the whole law2; that is the chief of the theological virtues; the prime fruit of the divine Spirit, and the band of perfection, which combineth and consummateth all other graces3. St. Peter enjoineth us, that to all other virtues we should add charity, as the top and crown of them; and, Above all things (saith he) have fervent charity among yourselves. St. James styleth the law of charity, vofiov fiaaiXucov, the royal, or sovereign law5. St. John calleth it, in way of excellence, the commandment of God; This is his commandment, that we should love one another6. 1 1 Tim. i. 5. 2 1 Cor. xvi. 14; Gal. v. 14; Rom. xiii. 8, 9. 3 1 Cor. xiii. 13; Gal. v. 22; Col. iii. 14. 4 2 Pet. i. 7; 1 Pet. iv. 8. 6 James ii. 8. Our Lord claimeth it for his peculiar law: This is my commandment; and, A new commandment I give unto you, That ye love one another. And he maketh the observance of it the special badge and cognizance of his followers: By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye love one another7. It being therefore a duty of so grand importance, it is most requisite that we should well understand it, and faithfully observe it; to which purposes I shall, by God's assistance, endeavour to confer somewhat, first by explaining its nature, then by pressing the observance of it by several inducements. Th...

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Title:Eighteen Sermons On Various SubjectsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:118 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217468829

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