The Essential Faith Of The Universal Church; Deduced From The Sacred Records

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byHarriet Martineau

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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. 1833. Excerpt: ... in the public offices of devotion, and roving when it ought to be fixed in prayer; his friend may mourn with him over so-painful. experience, and suggest, more or less wisely, methods of arousing-the-sleeping fttc-uktas. "and kindling anew the failing fires of devotion. But he does this as an adviser, and not as a judge; for the power of jadging is not given to him. He knows not whether the origin of the distemper be bodily or mental: he knows nothing of the thousand influences, from within and from without, which have of late modified the delicate processes of the intellect and the soul. He cannot therefore know what restorative influences are most needed; whether mute converse with nature or busy intercourse with men; whether the terrifying or the alluring appeals of the Gospel; whether the awful claims of the Divine holiness, or the mild persuasions of the Divine compassion; whether any or all of these, or of the manifold influences besides which are perpetually dispensed by Him who knoweth our frame, but have never been confided to the empirical disposal of man. If, as is evidently the case, all human judgment of sin and holiness is comparative instead of positive, and therefore ever changing as the means of comparison become more ample and the faculty stronger, it is manifestly impossible for any one miridW tform an exact estimate of the qualities of another by any but its own imprfetf &aiiviryihg measure:-and since to God alone are the principles of morals present in their complete development, to Him alone can their infallible application belong. The agency of men on each other is appointed accordingly. They may confess their sins one to another for their mutual relief and guidance; but such confession must be strictly voluntary, and carefully disc...

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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. 1833. Excerpt: ... in the public offices of devotion, and roving when it ought to be fixed in prayer; his friend may mourn with him over so-painf...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021788959X

ISBN - 13:9780217889599

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