The Great Necessity And Advantage Of Publick Prayer And Frequent Communion

Paperback | January 31, 2012

byWilliam Beveridge

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... known sin: and you who receive it but seldom, do not fully obey or come up to the law, which plainly requires you to do it often: at least if it may be had. It is true, should God in his providence cast you upon a place, where you could not receive it if ye would, I do not doubt but he would accept of your earnest desires of it, as well as if ye did receive it, and would make up the great losses you sustained in your spiritual estate for want of it some other way. But blessed be His great name, this is not your case. For he in his good providence hath so ordered it, that you live in a place where this holy sacrament is actually celebrated every Lord's day, and may be so, if there be occasion, every day in the year. Our Church requires the first, and hath provided for the other, by ordering that the same collect, epistle, and gospel which is appointed for the Sunday, shall serve all the week after: and by consequence the whole communion service, of which they are a part. And therefore unless you receive it, and receive it often too, you live in the gross neglect, if not in a plain contempt of Christ's command; as you will one day find to your shame and sorrow. For how well soever ye may otherwise live, this one sin is enough to ruin and destroy you for ever. For as St. James saith, whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all, Jam. ii. 10. And therefore whatsoever else ye do, if ye do not this, but offend in this one point, you are liable to all the punishments that are threatened in the law of God. Neither is there any way to avoid them, except you repent and turn from this as well as from all other sins. And that ye may not think that the receiving of this blessed sacrament only now and then, as perhaps two or thre...

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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. 1840. Excerpt: ... known sin: and you who receive it but seldom, do not fully obey or come up to the law, which plainly requires you to do it oft...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:52 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.11 inPublished:January 31, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217115497

ISBN - 13:9780217115490

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