Sermons on the great doctrines and duties of Christianity by George LaughtonSermons on the great doctrines and duties of Christianity by George Laughton

Sermons on the great doctrines and duties of Christianity

byGeorge Laughton

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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. 1790. Excerpt: ... SERMON XVIII. 2 Timothy U. 12. If we suffer; we Jhall also reign, with him. IT is impossible to conceive human beings in a more deplorable situation than in a state of nature-t and we commiserate those who are; their want of raiment and conveniences draw forth our pity, their roughness and want of delicacy offend our refinement and civility; and, when we reflect on our social comforts, we find ourselves in a state so vastly more happy than they enjoy, that we pride ourselves in our greatness, and look down upon them as beings of an inferior rank.--These, truly, are great advantages; but these are not the gifts of nature; we, after all our attainments, ments, find our nature forcibly bent upon evil, exceedingly criminal, not only in respect to religion, but even humanity j--those who are in a state of nature can do no more: the most elegant personal accomplishments, address, and politeness, do not afford a single motive to resist a flattering temptation, nor does science subdue self, make it give way to another's distress, and submit to pain to alleviate a fellow creature's misery; nay, experience has often (hewn us, that human wisdom and morality are not sufficiently strong to bind the heart to virtue and restrain it from the paths of sin. Was it not then for Faith, by which we soar above nature, we should be as little disposed to work out our salvation as those poor souls who know not God. Faith not only raises the foul to think and act on the most noble, generous, and disinterested, principles, but renders it superior to affliction: in the midst of trouble and misery, it leads the mind to the throne of God, and there rests its hopes, firm and immutable, at once establishing tablifhing its own consolation and the glory of God, who reigns triumphant in th...
Title:Sermons on the great doctrines and duties of ChristianityFormat:PaperbackDimensions:80 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021787147X

ISBN - 13:9780217871471