The Collected Writings Of Edward Irving (volume 3)

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byEdward Irving

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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. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. THANKSGIVING AFTER LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF THE . NATIONAL SCOTCH CHURCH, REGENT SQUARE.* i Sam. Vii. 12. Hitherto hath the Lord helped us. TT is now two years, my dearly-beloved people, since the Lord joined us together in the sacred and tender relation of pastor and people, during which period we have had such constant experience of His goodness, and at length so prosperous a beginning of the good work which He hath moved us to undertake, that I feel it to be required of us, both publicly in the house of God and privately in our own closets, to look back and consider the tokens of His kindness, and stir up our hearts with joy and thankfulness to Him who hath helped us hitherto. Often have I endeavoured, but never been able, to set forth to you in language my idea of a Christian church; and often have I endeavoured, but never have been able, to manifest by deeds my idea of the pastor of a Christian church; which two things if we could by any means understand, then should it appear, without the help of any demonstration, that it is more high and honourable in man to acquit himself aright of the duties of a member or a pastor of a church, than to sit in senates, or govern provinces and kingdoms; and that it is a higher aim and more lofty ambition to bring that little commonwealth of spirits to perfection, than to perfect the political government of states; and that the approaches which from time to time the Lord enables us to make towards that high spiritual end are more worthy of thanksgiving, being more real and liberal boons of His grace, than peace and prosperity, victory and triumph. But * Preached in July 1814. while the ideas, the low and vulgar ideas of a church, as a body of men who profess the faith of Christ and worship in the same temple, of a pastor...

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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. 1865. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... III. THANKSGIVING AFTER LAYING THE FOUNDATION OF THE . NATIONAL SCOTCH CHURCH, REGENT SQUARE.* i Sam. Vii. 12. Hitherto hath the Lord hel...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:190 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.4 inPublished:January 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217622828

ISBN - 13:9780217622820

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