The Rhetoric Of Conversation, Or, Bridles And Spurs For The Management Of The Tongue

Paperback | February 5, 2012

byGeorge Winfred Hervey

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VL INTERVIEWS WITH THE UNBELIEVER RELATIVE TO HIS SPIRITUAL INTERESTS. Conversations with unrenewed individuals on the subject of personal religion, is a very important, though much-neglected duty. The preacher addressing, as he often must, large mixed assemblies, cannot easily bring each hearer to feel the glad tidings of salvation to be his personal concern. Men but too often regard the arrows of truth as they do those of death, as never aimed at themselves, though they know multitudes who, in their opinion, are fit and appointed marks. The pious converser does not encounter this difficulty. He comes to the sinner as Elijah did to Ahab, and as Nathan did to David. He turns away the sinner from hearing and judging of the sins of others, and leads him to exercise contrition before God, and faith in Christ. The generality of sinners expect that those who have experienced a radical change of heart and life, who are actuated by the love of Christ and the hopes of the gospel, will recommend to their kindred, friends, and neighbors, the grace they have found, and warn them of the danger to which they believe them exposed. The sinner asks himself, "Shall the Christian, who professes to be an heir of a celestial inheritance, and believes that I may, if I will, gain one equally rich, shall he neglect to persuade me to secure a blissful provision for eternity? Does he declare himself my friend, and yet when he sees my soul hanging over the brink of the fiery lake, into which if I fall there can be no rescue, cannot tell me of my peril? Has his great physician healed him, and can he refrain from recommending Him to me, who am, as he says, dying of the disease of which he is cured? He is concerned for my secular affairs: he counsels, warns, persuades me, wit...

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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. 1853. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VL INTERVIEWS WITH THE UNBELIEVER RELATIVE TO HIS SPIRITUAL INTERESTS. Conversations with unrenewed individuals on the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:98 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.2 inPublished:February 5, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217633781

ISBN - 13:9780217633789

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