Sermons by Alexander Hamilton VintonSermons by Alexander Hamilton Vinton


byAlexander Hamilton Vinton

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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.1856 Excerpt: ... SERMON REPENTANCE A PRIVILEGE. PART II. Acts xi. 18. "They Glorified God, Saying, Then Hath God Also To The Gentiles Granted Repentance Unto Life. We have thus far endeavoured to show that repentance is a privilege, simply as a part of a more lenient system of government than the law; that the permission to be saved by repentance is more favourable to human nature and human hope, than the permission to be saved by an undeviating innocence. Let us proceed to illustrate our subject farther, and show that repentance is a privilege, by considering what repentance is, and what repentance does. Repentance is a privilege, because it restores our fallen natures to the likeness of God, secures forgiveness, is a joy of itself, and terminates in glory. The very idea of repentance assumes the sinful ness of our state. Sinfulness implies alienation from God.V. The moral image of God, originally stamped on the human heart, was effaced by the first transgression. When man fell to that condition which the Saviour touchingly describes as "lost," there was a sad declension indeed from many inestimable privileges. But the noblest of them all was the intimacy of man with his Maker, the assimilation of auections and the oneness of sympathy. The separation was scarcely more terrible in its foretold consequences, than it was painful to be contemplated. The palacehome in the human breast, which God once illuminated with his presence, was now a deserted and blackened chamber, whcf e only dark thoughts revelled, and dark deeds were hatched. I The altar in the heart, where holy affections used to group themselves in adoring love, had become the seat, of an evil spirit, who changed the pure feelings to vile affections, and turned the now deserted temple into a prison house of lust. T...
Title:SermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:66 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.14 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217048293

ISBN - 13:9780217048293