Nine Lectures Upon The History Of Saint Peter by Henry BluntNine Lectures Upon The History Of Saint Peter by Henry Blunt

Nine Lectures Upon The History Of Saint Peter

byHenry Blunt

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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.1848 Excerpt: ... LECTURE IV. Matt. Xti. 22. "Then Peter Took Him, And Began To Rebuke Him, Saying, Be It Far From Thee, Lord: This Shall Not Be Unto Thee. So deep is the corruption of our nature, and so frequent the waywardness of our will, that we are never more liable to fall into sin, than when upon the highest pinnacle of spiritual elevation. Have we experienced much of the Divine presence in the hour of prayer, we scarcely rise from our knees before some successful temptation reminds us that, notwithstanding our near approach to the mercy-seat, we are earth-born sinners still. Have we been enabled to overcome some spiritual enemy, to resist some carnal inclination, to minister successfully to the necessities of some poorer, or more ignorant fellowcreature, a feeling of satisfaction or selfcomplacency too often succeeds the effort in a manner so unexpected, and for which we are so little prepared, that we find sin has mingled with, and ruined the duty, almost before it had been concluded. Who that has ever looked attentively into his own heart will deny this? And who that does not deny it, will scruple to confess, with anguish of soul, and with a secret aspiration for penitence and pardon, "that every imagination of man's heart is only evil continually?"' These reflections have naturally suggested themselves, from a review of that portion of the narrative, in which we are at present engaged. In our last Lecture, we beheld St. Peter deserving, and receiving the approbation of his Saviour for his astonishing confession of faith, and his affecting demonstration of love. We are 1 Gen. vi. 5. now to see him subjected to the rebuke of his Divine Master for an improper exhibition of that same zeal, which had lately distinguished him in so honourable a manner above his fellows....
Title:Nine Lectures Upon The History Of Saint PeterFormat:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021724274X

ISBN - 13:9780217242745