The Genuine Works Of R. Leighton (volume 2); With A Preface By Philip Doddridge To Which Is Now…

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byRobert Leighton

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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. 1818. Excerpt: ... way thiey went, though at a distance; not reaching them, and yet walking, yea, running after them as fast as we can: Not judging of holiness by our own sloth and natural averseness, taking it for a singularity iit only for rare extraordinary persons, such as Prophets and Apostles were, or as the Church of Rome fancies those to be, to whom it vouchsafes a room in the roll of saints. Do you not know that holiness is the only via regia, this following of good, that path wherein all the children of God must walk, one following after another, each Striving to equal, and, if they could, to outstrip even those they look on as most advanced in it? This is, amongst many other, a misconceit in the Romish Church, that they seem to make holiness a kind of impropriate good, that the common sort can have little share in: almost all piety being shut up within cloyster-walls, as its only fit dwelling. Yet it hath not liked their lodging, it seems, but is flown over the walls away from them; for there is little of it even there to be found; but, however, their opinion of it places it there, as having little to do abroad in the world. Whereas the truth is that all Christians have thi for their common task, though some are under more peculiar obligations to study this one copy. Look on the rule of holiness, and be followers of it, and followers or imitators one of another,. so far as their carriage agrees with that primitive copy, as writ after it; Be ye followers of me, Jmtm, says the Apostle even to the meanest Christians amongst those he wrote to, but thus, as I am of Christ, 1 Cor. xi. 1. Is it thus with us? Are we zealous and emulous followers of that which is good, exciting each other by our example to a holy and Christian conversation, provoking one another (so the 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. 1818. Excerpt: ... way thiey went, though at a distance; not reaching them, and yet walking, yea, running after them as fast as we can: Not judgi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:146 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.31 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217584616

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