A practical view of the prevailing religious system of professed Christians, in the higher and middle classes in this country, contrasted with real Christianity

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IV
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Page 398 - Upon the whole, I have always considered him, both in his lifetime and since his death, as approaching as nearly to the idea of a perfectly wise and virtuous man, as perhaps the nature of human frailty will permit.
Page 50 - Because I have called and ye refused; I have stretched out my hand, and no man regarded ; But ye have set at nought all my counsel, and would none of my reproof: I also will laugh at your calamity: I will mock when your fear cometh ; When your fear cometh as desolation, and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind; when distress and anguish cometh upon you. Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me...
Page 64 - The secret things belong unto the LORD our God : but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Page 452 - Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die. For I have not found thy works perfect before God.
Page 65 - What better can we do, than, to the place Repairing where he judged us, prostrate fall Before him reverent, and there confess Humbly our faults, and pardon beg, with tears Watering the ground, and with our sighs the air Frequenting, sent from hearts contrite, in sign Of sorrow unfeign'd and humiliation meek?
Page 167 - Thus saith the Lord, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches : but let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth Me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, in the earth : for in these things I delight, saith the Lord.
Page 359 - From thee is all that soothes the life of man, His high endeavour, and his glad success, His strength to suffer, and his will to serve. But, O thou bounteous giver of all good, Thou art of all thy gifts thyself the crown ! Give what thou canst, without thee we are poor ; And with thee rich, take what thou wilt away.
Page 114 - in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.
Page 39 - ... of doing well we utterly renounce. We see how far we are from the perfect righteousness of the Law ; the little fruit which we have in holiness, it is, God knoweth, corrupt and unsound : we put no confidence at all in it, we challenge nothing in the world for it, we dare not call God to reckoning, as if we had him in our debtbooks : our continual suit to him is, and must be, to bear with our infirmities, and pardon our offences.
Page 337 - He that abideth in me, and I in him, the fame bringeth forth much fruit : for without me ye can do nothing.

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