The Whole Works Of The Right Rev. Jeremy Taylor (volume 4); The Rule And Exercises Of Holy Living…

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byJeremy Taylor

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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. 1839. Excerpt: ... holy things, and make them common, and his sermons deceitful, and vices be encouraged in others, and the man himself find, that he was deceived, when he descends into his house of sorrow. But because very few men are tempted with too great fears of failing, but very many are tempted by confidence and presumption; the ministers of religion had need be instructed with spiritual armour to resist this fiery dart of the devil, when it operates to evil purposes. SECTION VI. Considerations against Presumption. 1 Have already enumerated many particulars to provoke a drowsy conscience to a scrutiny and to a suspicion of himself, that, by seeing cause to suspect his condition, he might more freely accuse himself, and attend to the necessities and duties of repentance; but if either before, or in his repentance, he grow too big in his spirit, so as either he does some little violences to the modesties of humility, or abate his care and zeal of his repentance, the spiritual man must allay his forwardness by representing to him, 1. That the growths in grace are long, difficult, uncertain, hindered, of many parts and great variety. 2. That an infant grace is soon dashed and discountenanced, often running into an inconvenience and the evils of an imprudent conduct, being zealous, and forward, and therefore confident, but always with the least reason and the greatest danger; like children and young fellows, whose confidence hath no other reason but that they understand not their danger and their follies. 3. That he that puts on his armour, ought not to boast, as he that puts it off; and the apostle chides the Galatians for ending in the flesh, after they had begun in the spirit. 4. That a man cannot think too meanly of himself, but very easily he may think too high. 5. T...

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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. 1839. Excerpt: ... holy things, and make them common, and his sermons deceitful, and vices be encouraged in others, and the man himself find, tha...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:198 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.42 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217287700

ISBN - 13:9780217287708

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