Moral Leadership and the Ministry

Paperback | February 3, 2012

byEdward Everett Keedy

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III RELIGION--THE EQUIPMENT FOR LEADERSHIP 1!HE basis of religion is certain facts, realer and surer than the stars. For the most part these have reference to the energy and resource and disposition of the universe. There is another will. And it is good. It is God's good pleasure to give us His Kingdom. God is love. The earth itself groans and travails to be complete. The facts of religion are expressed in the creeds and the ideals and the people, which represent the work of the mind and the heart and the experience, or life, of the race upon the revelation of God of Himself, and ground the motives and inspirations for superior living. Every good thing and every fruitful motive are taken up and unified in religion. Now the minister, of all believers, has committed himself to these facts,--he has accepted the creed. His hold upon these facts, his persuasion of them, his training in them, would seem to warrant the expectation that the fruits of religion should come to the best perfection among the priests of it. There may be other leaders, but the minister has the official equipment for leadership. In him is the recognized and valid foundation laid. Religion objectively considered is inspiration to life. It is an assessment of the ideals and grounds and motives for most worthful and victorious living. The only logic of a creed is a life to correspond to it. All Relief is for the sake of action. Every truth involves a duty. The great facts of religion are foundation for a life of transcendent good. Upon this connection between belief and life, the minister justifies much of his effort to win men, and it may be demanded that he make productive in himself the program and the motives he presses upon others. He who gives his life to persuade men to a tre...

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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. 1912. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER III RELIGION--THE EQUIPMENT FOR LEADERSHIP 1!HE basis of religion is certain facts, realer and surer than the stars. F...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217318215

ISBN - 13:9780217318211

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