Aids to Reflection ...: With the Author's Last Corrections

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Stanford & Swords, 1847 - 322 pages
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Page 95 - For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God : and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God ? 18 And if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Page 11 - LORD, with what care hast thou begirt us round ! Parents first season us : then schoolmasters Deliver us to laws ; they send us bound To rules of reason, holy messengers, Pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, Afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, Bibles laid open, millions of surprises, Blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, The sound of Glory ringing in our ears : Without, our shame ; within, our consciences : Angels and grace, eternal hopes and...
Page 42 - He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Page 72 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Page 161 - And so it is written, The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Page 74 - He, who begins by loving Christianity better than Truth, will proceed by loving his own Sect or Church better than Christianity, and end in loving himself better than all.
Page 96 - Philip saith unto him, Lord, show us the Father, and it sufficeth us. Jesus saith unto him, Have I been so long time with you, and yet hast thou not known me, Philip ? He that hath seen me, hath seen the Father...
Page 25 - Sweet is the tear that from some Howard's eye Drops on the cheek of one he lifts from earth : And he that works me good with unmoved face, Does it but half: he chills me while he aids, My benefactor, not my brother man!
Page 160 - And I can never believe that a man may not be saved by that religion which doth but bring him to the true love of God and to a heavenly mind and life ; nor that God will ever cast a soul into hell that truly loveth him.
Page xlvii - But there is one art, of which every man should be master, the art of reflection. If you are not a thinking man, to what purpose are you a man at all...

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