Sermons Preached In Lincoln's Inn Chapel, And On Special Occasions; And On Special Occasions

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byFrederic Charles Cook

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXIV. PREACHED AT ST. JAMES'S, PICCADILLY. Luke xi. 23. lie that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth not with Me scattereth. These words, taken in connection with the whole portion of the Gospel which has been just read in the Communion Service, illustrate principles in the interpretation of Scripture of great importance at all times, and of very special importance in the present circumstances of our Church. I mean that the most practical truths, those which touch the conscience most affectingly, and throw the strongest light upon the way of duty, are found very frequently bound up with statements which present the greatest difficulties to the captious, or even the candid but speculative inquirer: and further, that if we begin with this practical truth, take it home to our heart, and keep it before our mind, while we consider the context in which it occurs, we shall always find that it clears up obscurities which may have repelled us at first, and removes the difficulties which were alone important, as likely to perplex an honest mind, or to jar upon the moral instincts which attest our affinity to the divine. Certainly few questions in the interpretation of the New Testament are more beset with speculative difficulties than that which our Lord here sets before us in language so awful and so alien to the whole strain of modern thought. If we begin by arguing or speculating about demoniacal possession, upon what it meant then, or what it may mean now, upon the physical or psychological laws to which it must be referred and by which it was determined, we shall be speedily, if not utterly, lost in mazes of idle conjecture, be tempted to grovelling superstition, or to the dreary negations of unbelief. But if we begin with the simple tru...

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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. 1863. Excerpt: ... SERMON XXIV. PREACHED AT ST. JAMES'S, PICCADILLY. Luke xi. 23. lie that is not with Me is against Me: and he that gathereth no...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217048978

ISBN - 13:9780217048972

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