The mission of the Comforter, and other sermons

Paperback | January 10, 2012

byJulius Charles Hare

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PURPOSE OF MAN'S CREATION, OR THE WALK OF GOOD WORKS. Ephesians, ii. 10. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them. This is one of those pregnant verses, which we find so often in St Paul. It contains the germs of a whole system of theology, and, in its simple enunciation of divine truth, supplies us with a refutation of more than one noxious heresy, by which the Church of Christ has from time to time been troubled and divided. It sets forth the origin of our being, and its purpose, and teaches us how, and how alone, that purpose can be fulfilled. It declares the great threefold mystery, of our creation, of our redemption and regeneration, and of our sanctification. We are God's workmanship. This is the first proposition conveyed in the text; and if we understand these words in that which would be their primary meaning, when they are taken by themselves, without reference to any special determination which that meaning may receive from the context, they express the great fundamental truth of all religion, the essential relation between man and God. We are His workmanship. This is the one main truth, the recognition of which severs Theism from Pantheism. It teaches us that there is a personal God, to whom we stand in the relation of creatures to a Creator. Think, brethren, for a moment, before we proceed, what an awful, what a grand and ennobling revelation this is, to beings finding themselves placed on a wide never-ending floor, with a blue, spangled, ever-changing roof hanging beyond their reach over their heads, in the midst of multitudes of other beings, some of the same, many more of totally different kinds, coming they know not how or whence, going they know not whi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1846. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... THE PURPOSE OF MAN'S CREATION, OR THE WALK OF GOOD WORKS. Ephesians, ii. 10. For we are God's workmanship, created in Christ Jesus un...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:344 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.72 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217127282

ISBN - 13:9780217127288

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