Thought And Deed; Sermons On Faith And Duty: sermons on faith and duty

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byRichard Hayes Robinson

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... THE WAGES AND THE GIFT. "The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord."--Romans vi. 23. JN the world around us we often meet with facts which, as it were, lead up to the doctrines of Revelation. Thus, the Existence of God, Providence, Immortality, are shadowed forth by the order of nature or the course of affairs. Observations of this sort dignify the study of religion. When we discover that Nature herself is the herald of Revelation, both Nature and Revelation rise to greater than their native grandeur; Revelation glorifies Nature, and Nature confirms Revelation. The study of the world brings forth shadowy outlines of the great moral truths of the Gospel. Shadowy outlines they are, no more, yet they display, even in their obscurity, a dim magnificence. Then the Bible comes flooding the atmosphere with light, and all stand in clear view. Thus the devout student of nature is like one who at dawn sits on an Alpine summit waiting for the day. Through the grey and misty twilight he can discern gigantic mountainous shapes around him; but his inexperienced eyes scarcely know what is substance and what is shadow, or whether the whole is not a mere illusion his fancy has wrought in the clouds. What appear to be Alps may be only cold, baseless, vanishing vapours. But soon the sun comes up, and, from peak to base, hill after hill is slowly discovered; and what, an hour ago, he half thought to be but fantastic shapes of mist, stand forth immovable, everlasting hills, with valleys smiling at their feet, while down their sides rolls many a bounteous river to beautify and bless the land. Now the doctrine that sin is deadly in its effects is not new. The Bible has, indeed, given to this truth distinctness, severity which na...

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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.1872 Excerpt: ... THE WAGES AND THE GIFT. "The wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life, through Jesus Christ our Lord."--Romans...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217405592

ISBN - 13:9780217405591

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