Sermons Preached At Trinity Chapel, Brighton Volume 2

Paperback | October 12, 2012

byFrederick William Robertson

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...I. St. Paul's appeal was, " that ye receive not thu grace of God in vain." The grace of Q-od. Grace is favor, and the particular grace here spoken of is the reconciliation of God in Christ (vs. 14--19). That Christ died for all, and that God is reconciled to all--this is the state of Grace. Now the word grace being exclusively a Scriptural one, is often misunderstood, and seems mysterious: it is supposed to be a mystical something infused into the soul. But grace is only God's favor; and a state of grace is the state in which all men are, who have received the message of salvation, which declares God's goodwill towards them. So speaks St. Paul in the Epistle to the Romans. The Corinthians had received this grace; they were baptized into the name of God the Father, and Christ the Son. They were told that God was their Father and their Friend. Now we shall understand what St. Paul meant by beseeching them not to receive that grace in vain. It was a question once discussed with great theological vehemence, whether men who had once been recipients of grace could fall from it fmally and irrevocably. Some replied warmly that they can, while others, with equal pertinacity, affirmed that it was impossible. Part of the cause of this disagreement may be taken away by agreeing on tho meaning of the word i/race. By grace some meant the Spirit of God, and they held, that the soul which has once become one with God, is His for ever. Undoubtedly this has the sanction of Scripture in various forms of expression. For example, " Fear not, little flock; for it is your Father's good pleasure to give you the kingdom: " I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand." Again: " No man is able to pluck...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1869 edition. Excerpt: ...I. St. Paul's appeal was, " that ye receive not thu grace of God in vain." The grace of Q-od. Grace is favor, a...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:220 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.46 inPublished:October 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021799377X

ISBN - 13:9780217993777

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