Seventeen Discourses On Several Texts Of Scripture; Addressed To Christian Assemblies, In Villages…

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byRobert Robinson

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... themselves, and distress their friends, by puzzling the Gospel, and bewildering honest but unwary travellers; nor considering, that it is not enough for an article to be true, it must be revealed, and it must be addressed to me, before it can become a necessary article of my faith. When therefore we propose truths for the ground of your hope, and the rules of your lives, we do not mean inferences drawn from the Gospel, false or true; nor do we mean truths taught along with the Gospel, but not addressed to you. This is the proper place for us to observe what the Scripture calls the faith of devils. The apostle James saith, " Thou believest there is one God: thou doest well: the devils also believe, and tremble." A Christian believes there is a holy God, and he trembles, because, being convinced of his own impurity, he is persuaded God is the patron and protector of holiness, and the punisher of sin. Hence he infers, that he is in no better state than that of devils; they " also believe, and tremble." The inference is not fair for three reasons. First, the trembling man is one to whom God addresseth, the glad tidings of salvation, but these tidings were never addressed to devils, and if they believe the history of our salvation, it is only as we believe the history of their destruction, with this difference,--our obstinacy may make their history ours, but their utmost efforts can never make our history theirs. Secondly, the scope and design of the apostle was not to alarm Christians by showing them how much they were like fallen spirits, but by convincing them that faith in revealed truths could not possibly be unproductive of effects. For this purpose he introduces a supposed man among the " brethren:" not a believer; but a man saying he had faith, when he had it...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1824. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... themselves, and distress their friends, by puzzling the Gospel, and bewildering honest but unwary travellers; nor considering, that i...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:142 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.3 inPublished:January 15, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217052673

ISBN - 13:9780217052672

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