Sixteen Sermons Upon Select Subjects; By The Reverend Isaac Terry

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byIsaac Terry

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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. 1746. Excerpt: ... 177 SE R M 0 N XIK Motives to Charity and Beneficence. Heb. x. 24. Let us consider one another, to provoke to Love and to good Works. IF it be at all needful to make a Dis- tinction between Love and good vjvr" Works, let it only be observed, That by v--Love is to be understood that Affection or Disposition of Mind, which inclines and prompts Men to Works of Kindness and Charity; and by good Works are signified those Acts of Beneficence which flow from Love. So that the Love and the good Works here spoken of, differ--' differ from one another no otherwise than STMTM-as a Cauie and its natural Effect; as a PrincipleT and that which isderiv'd from it j as a Fountain and its Streams, or as a Tree and its Fruits. I T hath been doubted by some, whether Works of Charity done out of Love to our Neighbour, and Commiseration of his Cafe, be acceptable to Almighty God. The Reason alledg'd for this Doubt is, That in order to render any Work acceptable to God, it is necessary that it be done in Obedience to his express Will and Command. But that this is a needless Scruple is evident from hence, That brotherly Love and Affection are themselves strictly commanded by God, and perfectly agreeable to his Will; wherefore also those Acts of Mercy, to which we arc regularly excited by Love and Compassion, must be agreeable to his Will, and deem'd as perform'd in Obedience to Him, and consequently must be acceptable to Him. He hath planted in us those tender Affections of Love and Pity, on purpose that they might move and and stir us up to Acts of Benevolence--' and Mercy; and He cannot but be well " pleas'd wheU those Passions, which He_. himself hath rooted in our Nature, are effectual to those useful Purposes for which He defign'd them. The Voice of Nature, of pure a...

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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. 1746. Excerpt: ... 177 SE R M 0 N XIK Motives to Charity and Beneficence. Heb. x. 24. Let us consider one another, to provoke to Love and to good...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:78 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 3, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217877842

ISBN - 13:9780217877848

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