The Pursuit Of Holiness; A Sequel To "thoughts On Personal Religion" Intended To Carry The Reader Somewhat Further Onward In The Spiritual Life by Edward Meyrick Goulburn

The Pursuit Of Holiness; A Sequel To "thoughts On Personal Religion" Intended To Carry The Reader…

byEdward Meyrick Goulburn

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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. 1871. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XV. PEACE BY LIVING IN THE PBESENT BATHER THAN IN THE PAST. "And He said unto another, Follow Me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father. Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God."--Luke ix. 59, 60. WE saw in our last Chapter that peace of heart and mind is essential to Holiness; and we traced two of the forms in which this peace manifests itself, reserving for future consideration its other forms. Peace amid the various distractions of heart and mind, incidental to our nature and circumstances, will form the subject of this and the following Chapter. We shall never know what it is to live in peace, until we know what it is to live thoroughly in the present. The assertion startles some of my readers. But let them look at it again; and they will see no reason for surprise or alarm. A preposition will sometimes make the whole difference in the meaning of a proposition. I do not say that, in order to the maintenance of peace, we should live Fob the present--God forbid! (Dives in one parable, and the rich man whose ground brought forth plentifully in another, did so, and tasted not a spiritual, but a carnal peace, which only deserves the name of ease, a name actually given to it in the latter case: "Soul, take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.") My assertion was that we should live IK the present, and that, until we have learned to do so, we cannot taste of peace. The present has its duties, which are imperative and pressing. We need all the energy of our souls (we have never more energy than we can spare; oh! how do the holy angels in heaven, whose spirits are always so fervent, though the jdebt they owe to God is trifling in comparison of ours, put to shame the sad lack of ...

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Title:The Pursuit Of Holiness; A Sequel To "thoughts On Personal Religion" Intended To Carry The Reader…Format:PaperbackDimensions:76 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.16 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217367232

ISBN - 13:9780217367233

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