The Works of John Scott. to Which Is Added, a Sermon Preached at His Funeral, by Z. Isham

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byAmerican Mining Congress, John Scott

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...their lusts, and cannot resolve to part with them, and therefore are afraid to make such a solemn abjuration of them, as the eating and drinking the consecrated elements implies. And I confess, if this be their reason, they are unworthy indeed, the more shame for them; but it is such an unworthiness as is so far from excusing, that it only aggravates their neglect. For, for any man to plead that he dares not receive the sacrament, because he is resolved to sin on, is to make that which is his fault, his apology, and to excuse one sin with another. Wherefore, if we are heartily resolved by the grace of God to reform and amend, let us abstain no longer from this great federal rite, upon pretence of unworthiness. For it is by the use of this, among other means, that we are to improve and grow more and more worthy. For the very repetition of our resolution, as I have shewed above, is a proper means of strengthening and confirming it; and certainly it must needs be much more so, when it is renewed and repeated with the solemnity of a sacrament. And therefore it is worth observing, how much care our Lord hath taken, in the very constitution of our religion, to oblige us to a constant, solemn repetition of our good resolutions. For at our first entrance into covenant with him, we are to be baptized, in which solemnity we do openly renounce the Devil and all his works, and religiously devote ourselves to his service. But because we are apt to forget this our baptismal vow, and the matter of it is continually to be performed, and more than one world depends upon it, therefore he hath thought fit not to trust wholly to this first engagement, but hath so methodized our religion, as that we are ever and anon obliged to give him new security. For...

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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. 1826 edition. Excerpt: ...their lusts, and cannot resolve to part with them, and therefore are afraid to make such a solemn abjuration of...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.33 inPublished:May 5, 2014Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217979351

ISBN - 13:9780217979351

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