Rise And Progress Of Religion In The Soul; Illustrated In A Course Of Serious And Practical…

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byPhilip Doddridge

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV. THE CHRISTIAN STRUGGLING UNDER GREAT AND HEAVY AFFLICTION. 1. Here it is advised, that afflictions should be expected.--2. That the righteous hand of God should be acknowledged in them when they come.--3. That they should be borne with patience.---4. That the divine conduct in them should be cordially approved.--5. That thankfulness should be maintained in the midst of trials.--6. That the design of afflictions should be diligently inquired into, and all proper assistance taken in discovering it.--7. That when it is discovered, it should humbly be complied with and answered. A prayer suited to such a case. 1. Since "man is born unto trouble, as the v sparks fly upward," Job v. and Adam has entailed on all his race the sad inheritance of calamity in their way to death, it will certainly be prudent and necessary that we should all expect to meet with trials and afflictions; and that you, reader, whoever you are, should be endeavoring to gird on your armor, and put yourself in a posture to encounter those trials which will fall to your lot as a man and a Christian. Prepare yourself to receive your afflictions, and to endure them in a manner agreeable to both these characters. In this view, when you see others under the burden, consider how possible it is that you may be called out to the very same difficulties, or to others equal to them. Put your soul as in the place of theirs. Think how you could endure the load under which they lie, and endeavor at once to comfort them, and to strengthen your own heart, or rather pray that God would do it. And observing how liable mortal life is to such sorrows, moderate your expectations from it, raise your thoughts above it, and form your schemes of happiness only for that world where they cannot be disappointed; in the mean time, ble...

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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. 1861. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXV. THE CHRISTIAN STRUGGLING UNDER GREAT AND HEAVY AFFLICTION. 1. Here it is advised, that afflictions should be expected.--2. That the righteous...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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