Memoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Thomas Chalmers (volume 1) by William HannaMemoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Thomas Chalmers (volume 1) by William Hanna

Memoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Thomas Chalmers (volume 1)

byWilliam Hanna

Paperback | February 4, 2012

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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. 1850. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XI. REGULAR AND EARNEST STUDY OF THE BIBLE--FORMATION OF THE BRITISH AND FOREIGN BIBLE SOCIETY--CONSTITUTION OF THE KILMANY BIBLE ASSOCIATION--THE ACCUMULATION OF LITTLES--JOURNAL OF 1812--HIS MARRIAGE. Richard Baxter, who at this period was a favorite author with Mr. Chalmers, has left behind him this impressive testimony: "To tell you the truth, while I busily read what other men said in their controversies, my mind was so prepossessed with their notions, that I could not possibly see the truth in its own native and naked evidence; and when I entered into public disputations, though I was truly willing to know the truth, my mind was so forestalled with borrowed notions, that I chiefly studied how to make good the opinions which I had received, and ran farther from the truth. Yea, when T read the truth, I did not consider and understand it; and when I heard it from them whom I opposed in wrangling disputations, or read it in books of controversy, I discerned it least of all; till at last, being in my sickness cast far from home, where I had no book but my Bible, I set myself to study the truth from thence; and so, by the blessing of God, discovered more in one week than I had done before in seventeen years' reading, hearing, and wrangling." His own intuitive sagacity suggested to Mr. Chalmers what experience had taught Baxter. From the beginning of his religious course, he was most sensitively afraid lest the truth, as God had revealed it, should come to him distorted or mutilated, because coming in the form in which it was presented in human systems or in theological controversies. His primary and most earnest effort was to derive his Christianity immediately from the Divine Oracles; to lay his whole being broadly open; to take off from the sacr...
Title:Memoirs Of The Life And Writings Of Thomas Chalmers (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:170 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.36 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217731546

ISBN - 13:9780217731546