Sermons Preached In The Church Of The First Religious Society In Roxbury by George Putnam

Sermons Preached In The Church Of The First Religious Society In Roxbury

byGeorge Putnam

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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. 1879 Excerpt: ... XIX. RIGHTEOUSNESS FIRST. But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be-added unto you.--Matt. vi. 33. WE have had here lately a series of discourses without much order indeed, and with some interpolations, but in some sense a series, trying to show the connection between the religion of Christ and morality, or that religion is ethical in its basis and substance, and that its founder's principal aim was to enjoin just conduct, righteous living in its broadest sense, including all moral excellence, sweetness, and purity, leaving all else in life second and subordinate. But things may be secondary and yet of great importance, and holding things subordinate does not mean that they are to be suppressed or ignored. Our view, therefore, of the Christian system would not be complete unless we considered what is the place and what are the relative claims of things secondary and subordinate. The moral laws, though the highest, are not the only laws of this universe. Righteousness, or lightness, or moral obedience, whatever we may call it, is the best thing for man, but not the only thing that befits him, or that his Maker provides and intends for him. God would have men morally right and holy before all things else; but He would have them much else besides. Jesus, in our text, puts righteousness first, but says that other things will be added. These other things which He had just mentioned are meat and drink and raiment, or, in a larger statement, things necessary or convenient in our life, things for the body and the senses, things beautiful and pleasant, the world's good things of benefit and pleasure. "Your heavenly Father," He says, "knoweth that ye have need of these things." There is no morality in getting or recei...

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Title:Sermons Preached In The Church Of The First Religious Society In RoxburyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217051383

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