The Church Of England, The Guide For Her Children; 6 Sermons: 6 sermons by John Richard Vernon

The Church Of England, The Guide For Her Children; 6 Sermons: 6 sermons

byJohn Richard Vernon

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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. 1873. Excerpt: ... Efforts For Re-union. St. John Xvii. 21. "That they all may be one; as Thou, Father, art in Me, and I m Thee, that they also may be one in Us; that the world may believe that Thon hast sent Me." How sad a spectacle is that which, we behold, of disunited Christendom! Churchholding aloof from Church: and sects flaking off from the Church of our land, again to split among themselves, and presently crumbling, like friable stone, into many atoms. How painful a contrast to the Ideal set before us in the last solemn prayer of the Great High Priest for that Church which He was about to purchase with His Blood!" That they all "may be one:" and this again and again repeated: "That they may be one, even as We are one /" How lovely a prayer! How exquisite the picture that it sets before the mind of a loving Christian! How natural, surely, to ask, much more earnestly and often than we do ask, the question, "Horn may this ideal be realized? Hon may I assist towards a consummation so devoutly to be wished?" How beautiful the feet of those who, " shod with the prepara"tion of the Gospel of peace," would fain speak words of peace to those long estranged, would "knit up the ravelled sleave" of unity; and draw together the edges of the rent though seamless garment of Christ! How we must admire their spirit, and sympathize with their efforts. For that Unity is a thing intensely desirable we gather from our adorable Lord's own solemn sweet prayer: and further, if further be needed, from the warnings of His Apostles: warnings against division,f against sects or parties even within the Church,J against associating with those who would be the causers of schism. § And that the unity intended is not a mere "agree"ment to differ," not a mere kindly feeling and behaviour betwee...

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Title:The Church Of England, The Guide For Her Children; 6 Sermons: 6 sermonsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:22 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217753094

ISBN - 13:9780217753098

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