The song of Christ's flock in the twenty-third Psalm

Paperback | May 20, 2014

byJohn Stoughton

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... imagine and adopt--such as generates filth, debility, and disease, and destroys one half of human nature under pretence of saving the other. Eather is it a mortification calculated to preserve and develop the physical powers, by destroying those vicious habits--those prurient lusts, which are as weeds sucking up vital energies--as ulcers drawing off corporeal strength. A thorough Christian who covers his whole conduct with the influence of religion, is most likely to have what is proverbially extolled as constituting the most enviable condition of our present existence, "a sound mind in a sound body." Certainly not as mer displays of astounding power--as sparklings of glory thrown off for show and pride--did Jesus perform His restorative miracles, nor yet are they to be considered only as divine signatures to His mission. Neither are we to confine ourselves even to that very important view of them in which they appear as pictures of a spiritual salvation. They are bond fide the merciful acts of a glorious Eedeemer, who, in the design of salvation, as in the presenting of truth, was never one-sided--who had a care for humanity as a whole--who did THE SAVIOUE OF THE BODY. 63 not crush and throw away the shell in preserving the kernel--who did not suffer the tenement to perish in His concern for the indweller. The touch which brought sight, the word which banished fever, the robe that stanched the wasting issue, proclaimed Jesus the "Saviour of the body." And is not that title vindicated when we see, as sometimes we do, the drunkard made sober, and the sensual chaste, and the dissipated steady and thoughtful, through the converting power of the gospel; and observe as a consequence, a ruddy glow coming over the once sickly complexion, and...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1868 edition. Excerpt: ... imagine and adopt--such as generates filth, debility, and disease, and destroys one half of human nature under...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:108 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.22 inPublished:May 20, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217767826

ISBN - 13:9780217767828

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