Formation Of The Christian Character; Addressed To Those Who Are Seeking To Lead A Religious Life

Paperback | January 9, 2012

byHenry Ware

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MEANS OF RELIGIOUS IMPROVEMENT. 47 CHAPTER IV. THE MEANS OP RELIGIOUS IMPROVEMENT. The means to be used in order to render permanent your religious impressions, and promote the growth of your character, are now to be considered. They may be arranged under the following heads :--Reading, Meditation, Prayer, Hearing the word preached, and the Lord's Supper. I. Reading. I begin with the more private means ; and I speak of reading first, because it is in the perusal of the Scriptures that the beginning of religious knowledge is to be found. It is they which testify of Christ, and have the words of eternal life. It is they which make wise unto salvation. And it is through a devout acquaintance with them, that the mind and heart grow in the knowledge and love of God, and that the dispositions are formed which prepare for heaven. Every one may read the Bible, and, such is its plainness and simplicity in all matters pertaining to life and godliness, that if he be able to read nothing else, he may yet learn all that is essential to duty and acceptance. Hence it has happened, that many, to whom circumstances have interdicted all general acquaintance with books, have gathered, from their solitary study of the Bible alone, a wisdom which has expanded and elevated their minds, and a peace which has raised them above the darkness and trials of an unhappy worldly lot. There are those whose condition in life is such, that they have very little time or means to devote to books, and it were vain to recommend to them that they should seek instruction beyond the sacred pages, and the simplest elementary works of devotion. While, therefore, it is the undoubted duty of every one to make the utmost possible progress in religious knowledge, no one is to be condemned for that o...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1831. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MEANS OF RELIGIOUS IMPROVEMENT. 47 CHAPTER IV. THE MEANS OP RELIGIOUS IMPROVEMENT. The means to be used in order to render p...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217968449

ISBN - 13:9780217968447

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