Lectures On The Parables Of Our Saviour by Edward Norris KirkLectures On The Parables Of Our Saviour by Edward Norris Kirk

Lectures On The Parables Of Our Saviour

byEdward Norris Kirk

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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. 1856 Excerpt: ...see the heavens. "No man can serve two masters." Some, who have no riches, nor the prospect of them, make the appearing to be rich an indispensable means of happiness. And in their hearts and homes the thorns grow thick and strong. Some make their happiness consist in selfish expenditures. They fill their time, their minds, their hearts so full, that religion must sleep in the streets; they have no room for its entertainment. Then an innumerable host of interests, objects and passions, are included under the phrase--the lust of other things. But we have gone far enough to see this principle established--that the mastery of one worldly desire over the human heart, will effectually neutralize all the power of the Gospel. The evidence of it is in the fact, that the prevalence of that desire proves the complete delusion of the soul on a vital point. And every indulgence of the desire strengthens the soul's aversion to God. Now, as the whole power of the word consists in its showing us that Christ alone can satisfy the soul, and is willing to be its portion, that word loses its power wherever the world is taken or sought for the soul's portion. The thorns must choke the good grain, and make it fruitless. We see in this and tlie preceding part of the paralle, where Satan's strength lies. The pains of duty and the pleasures of sin are the cords with which he binds men, and leads them captive. Hence those who have conquered him, are distinguished by preferring painful duty to pleasant sin. The Lord himself despised the cross; enduring the shame. The martyrs counted not their lives dear. The confessors took joyfully the spoiling of their goods. The true victor is one who prefers to lose the right hand or the right eye, rather than God's favor. He would rat...
Title:Lectures On The Parables Of Our SaviourFormat:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.28 inPublished:May 16, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217965032

ISBN - 13:9780217965033