Pleasant Pathways, Or, Persuasives To Early Piety; Continuing Explanations And Illustrations Of The…

Paperback | January 8, 2012

byDaniel Wise

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. I PRAY THEE HAVE ME EXCUSED. In his beautiful parable of the great supper, the divine Teacher held a mirror before the hearts of impenitent men who are intellectually convinced of their duty, in which is reflected the grand reason why they do not turn to Him. The invited guests to that supper are described as sending in various excuses. One wished to feast his eyes on a newly-purchased piece of ground; another wanted to put a recentlybought yoke of oxen to the test; a third pleaded the privileges of a bridegroom. These excuses are so transparently frivolous that no reflecting reader can fail to see that want of inclination was the true reason why these persons declined to be guests at that supper. Had either of them possessed a spark of desire to be present, the alleged difficulties would either not have suggested themselves, or, being suggested, would have been pushed aside as mere pebbles from their pathway. And is not want of inclination also the parent A your excuses for neglecting your salvation, and the grand reason why you stay away from Christ, my dear young reader? Your sober judgment is convinced that your happiness, your safety, and your duty all point to the path of piety. Look, then, into the secret workings of your heart; be true to yourself; drag your skulking motives from behind your array of excuses into broad daylight, and see if an absolute disinclination to the service of Christ is not the force that holds you back from him? Study yourself, and see if your inclinations are not all running in the channels of worldliness and self-gratification? Tell me now honestly, frankly, but for your disinclination to religious duty would not all the excuses which drop so trippingly from your tongue become lighter than the breath with w...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1859. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER IX. I PRAY THEE HAVE ME EXCUSED. In his beautiful parable of the great supper, the divine Teacher held a mirror befo...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:54 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217532810

ISBN - 13:9780217532815

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