God And Christ; Sermons Preached In Bedford Chapel

Paperback | January 30, 2012

byStopford Augustus Brooke

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... REASONS FOR SECESSION FROM THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. II.--THE PRAYER BOOK Jesus said unto them, Let the dead bury their dead; but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.--Luke ix. 60. IT is hard to break, as I am forced to do to-day, with old traditions of doctrine and ceremony. Their power is great over men, and no one can feel how great and extensive that power is without some grave self-questioning when he abandons them. To feel their power is also to feel their usefulness. They have done for centuries good and practical work. They have bound together, through the intellect and the emotions, vast masses of men into a religious union. To put them away seems for the moment to sever a man from their use, to divide him from the whole body of religious life to which he has been accustomed. And then they are so mixed up with the past, so steeped in old associations, so linked to life from childhood to manhood, step by step, hour by hour, that beyond their religious power and use they are naturally dear to the heart; and to leave them behind is to put away, as one lays by the records of a dead love, large diaries of religious life. But when their power is only a power in the past; when, if it were to be still reverenced, the reverence would be only conventional; when there is no longer a spirit in their power; when their use is no longer a use to a man, but a chain which encumbers religious life in himself, and prevents him from feeling a wider religious union than they can support or give; when their dearness, like the dearness we feel towards a decaying or a bygone affection, is one which troubles life through the demands it makes on that we cannot give; when one feels that life has left that love of them which once engaged the whole of being round them--then i...

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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. 1894. Excerpt: ... REASONS FOR SECESSION FROM THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND. II.--THE PRAYER BOOK Jesus said unto them, Let the dead bury their dead; but...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:70 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.15 inPublished:January 30, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217214487

ISBN - 13:9780217214483

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