Posthumous Sermons

Paperback | February 2, 2012

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. 1854. Excerpt: ... heart has anxiously sought them, as the channel through which to pour the full flood of its gratitude to the Giver of all its blessings. We have seen, in the course of our inquiry, that there are three methods, in which the terms of electing, or choosing, are applied in Holy Writ; the election to an office, the election of nations or communities to external privileges, and the election of persons to eternal salvation. We have next to investigate which of the three is adopted by our church in the Article before us. The very first words of the Article appear to us to decide the question, " Predestination to life." Not, therefore, predestination to office, or employment; not, as some explain it, predestination to any national advantages, or outward means of grace, but "predestination to life," to spiritual life here, and to eternal life heaeafter. Should there be any, however, who do not consider these opening words to be so decisive upon this point as we are led to believe, it may perhaps assist them in coming to a right conclusion, if they will only take an unprejudiced view of the remainder of the passage, which we have already quoted, la this, the church distinctly declares, that the predestination of which she is speaking is " the everlasting purpose of God, to deliver from curse, and damnation, those whom he hath chosen in Christ, out of mankind." Now it is evident, that if the compilers of our Article had intended to refer only to national election, they would scarcely have employed such terms as these, for they must too well have known, that many who were in the fullest enjoyment of all the outward ordinances of religion, might eventually not be delivered from "curse and damnation," but after all their external advantages, make shipwreck of their fai...

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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. 1854. Excerpt: ... heart has anxiously sought them, as the channel through which to pour the full flood of its gratitude to the Giver of all its ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:90 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.19 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217739512

ISBN - 13:9780217739511

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