The Lady Of The Manor, Conversations On The Subject Of Confirmation (volume 2)

Paperback | January 4, 2012

byMary Martha Sherwood

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... duties. I opened my Bible, indeed, and held it before my eyes, but not a single idea was communicated to my mind from the sacred volume; and I went to sleep, thinking how I would treat Sir Timothy were I in the situation of my cousin Esther. "It may seem remarkable that I should recollect all these things with so much accuracy. But I have been in the habit for many years of making daily memorandums, or keeping a kind of journal; and although the memorandums I made at that period of my history to which I now allude are written in a spirit very different from that which at present actuates me, yet they serve as exceedingly powerful helps to my memory. But enough of this for the present. "I will therefore now proceed to point out what appears to me perfectly evident--that, notwithstanding my late loud professions, and the mode of life which I had led from my youth up--notwithstanding my prayers, my knowledge of Scripture, my serious observances, and my pretended love of the brethren in Christ--religion had as yet taken no hold whatever of my heart. It is written, Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. (Heb. xi. 1.) In this faith the child of God passes through present things as if they were not, and being secretly supplied by the bread of heaven and the water of life, he is enabled to sustain the parching heats of the wilderness of this world, running without weariness, and walking without fainting. So far, however, from being at that time advanced in the walk of faith, as I then supposed myself to be, I had not taken the first steps in that sacred path. I had, it is true, much head knowledge; but the Word of God had not yet been made effectual by the application of the Holy Spirit, to teach me even the true nature of the divine law. I had not yet ...

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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. 1825. Excerpt: ... duties. I opened my Bible, indeed, and held it before my eyes, but not a single idea was communicated to my mind from the sacred volume; and I went to sle...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:102 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 4, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217391508

ISBN - 13:9780217391504

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