Laws Of Life After The Mind Of Christ; Discourses

Paperback | May 15, 2012

byJohn Hamilton Thom

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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. 1901 Excerpt: ... image of Him who spoke and wrought within him. XIV. THE JUDGING SPIRIT. 'Judge not, that ye be not judged.'--Matthew vii. I. ALL men exert some power of praise and censure, and have a circle whom they influence. All, therefore, are capable of affecting the reputation of other men, of directing the moral sentiment of society. And when it is remembered, what vague rumours create reputations, prepare the way for favourable or unfavourable judgments, predispose for moral impressions or stand in the place of them, this power of influencing opinion, which is exercised by every one, will be regarded by a man of any conscientiousness as among the gravest of his responsibilities. A man's fate in life may depend upon this floating reputation, which no one is accountable for. Men will, or will not, look to him with expectation, with a view to his filling important offices, on account of impressions which have no certain foundations; but which have become a sort of general feeling, though produced only by one light tongue echoing another. Such in its relation to others may be the importance of regarding our power of affecting Opinion with some sacredness, with a heart that suggests the fear of doing wrong, and shrinks from the committal of so great an injury. In its relation to ourselves, the matter is even more solemn; for there is nothing more fatal to every kind of excellence, to every grace of thought or feeling, than the habit of needlessly judging other men--the habit of forming and uttering sharply defined opinions respecting the invisible spirit that dwells in a man. Even if the justice of an unfavourable judgment was absolutely certain, one might suppose that all earnest and gentle natures, under no necessity of duty, would recoil from giving it form, from lo...

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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. 1901 Excerpt: ... image of Him who spoke and wrought within him. XIV. THE JUDGING SPIRIT. 'Judge not, that ye be not judged.'--Matthew vii. I. AL...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:96 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:May 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217858929

ISBN - 13:9780217858922

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