The Christian's Secret Of A Happy Life (volume 76; V. 873) by Hannah Whitall SmithThe Christian's Secret Of A Happy Life (volume 76; V. 873) by Hannah Whitall Smith

The Christian's Secret Of A Happy Life (volume 76; V. 873)

byHannah Whitall Smith

Paperback | January 1, 2012

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1916. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XHL BONDAGE OR LIBERTY. IT is a fact beyond question that there are two kinds of Christian experience, one of which is an experience of bondage, and the other an experience of liberty. In the first case the soul is controlled by a stern sense of duty, and obeys the law of God, either from fear of punishment or from expectation of wages. In the other case the controlling power is an inward lifeprinciple, that works out, by the force of its own motions or instincts, the will of the Divine Life-giver, without fear of punishment or hope of reward. In the first the Christian is a servant, and works for hire; in the second he is a son, and works for love. There ought not, it is true, to be this contrast in the experience of Christians, for to "walk at liberty" is plainly their only right and normal condition; but as we have to deal with what is, rather than with what ought to be, we cannot shut our eyes to the sad condition of bondage in which so many of God's children pass a large part of their Christian lives. The reason of this, and the remedy for it are not difficult to find. The reason is legality, and the remedy is Christ. Nowhere do we find those two forms or stages of Christian life more fully developed and contrasted than in the Epistle to the Galatians. The occasion of its being written was, that some Jewish brethren had come among the churches in Galatia, and, by representing that certain forms and ceremonies were necessary to their salvation, had tried to draw them away from the liberty of the gospel. And with these teachers Peter had allowed himself to unite. Therefore Paul reproves, not only the Galatians, but also Peter himself. Neither Peter nor the Galatians had committed any moral sin; but they had committed a spiritual sin. They had got into a wrong attitude of ...
Title:The Christian's Secret Of A Happy Life (volume 76; V. 873)Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217573932

ISBN - 13:9780217573931