Sermons designed for the sick room, family reading and village worship by Jabez BurnsSermons designed for the sick room, family reading and village worship by Jabez Burns

Sermons designed for the sick room, family reading and village worship

byJabez Burns

Paperback | February 7, 2012

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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: ... SERMON VIII. THE LIFE OF SIN LONG ENOUGH. "For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries."--1 Peter iv. 3. The Apostle Peter is shewing in the text, that a life of iniquity had not been abandoned too early--that the time spent in ungodliness had been sufficiently long; and, therefore, that a wiser, and better course could not begin too soon. Now this simple, clear, and powerful process of reasoning, I wish to apply to all, in order to shew the great importance of immediately seeking saving religion. What thoughtful mind will not agree with the Apostle, that the time past, may well be sufficient to have wrought the will of the Gentiles? By the will of the Gentiles, we understand, an irreligious life--a life of ungodliness--a life of sin and rebellion against God. And I ask, in reference to such a life, I. Did You Not Live In That State Sufficiently LONG, WHEN YOU REFLECT ON THE REBELLION, AND INGRATITUDE, THAT LIFE, INVOLVED? Every day and hour was a life in opposition to God. Sin, daring open sin,--of aggravated evil, positive evil--of ingratitude to God. "You sinned against your Heavenly Father, your Divine Benefactor, your continual Preserver--against a patient, long-suffering Friend. How base then the sinfulness of that state! how evil the whole life! And, therefore, surely it could not terminate too soon. How merciful on the part of God, that it was not ended, so far as your probation was concerned, by the stroke of his righteous wrath, and severe displeasure. A life involving every element of folly and baseness, could not be brought to a conclusion too early. Did you not live in that state long enough, whe...
Title:Sermons designed for the sick room, family reading and village worshipFormat:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.23 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217870929

ISBN - 13:9780217870924