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Título: Expositions on the Creed, the Lord's Prayer,...
Editorial: Joseph Rickerby, London
Año de publicación: 1840
Condición del libro: Very Good
l + 292pp Some occasional light pencil marking on text Owner inscription on ffep, 5 / 6 slighrt chip marks on spine. N° de ref. de la librería 70286
Sinopsis: 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.1858 Excerpt: ... may be far otherwise, but because they are their own. Yea, though we have run astray from him, and forgot very far the duty of children, yet he cannot forget the love of a Father; and our best is to return to him, it cannot be well with us so long as we go any whither else. The prodigal found it so, and therefore though he was convinced of that, that he was unworthy to be called his son, yet he resolves to return, 'I will go to my father.' Yea, though to thy sense he should seem to reject thee, yet let not go this hold, if thou hast but a desire to believe in him and love him, though thou canst find no more, and even while thou doubtest whether he is thy Father or no, yet press him with the name, call him Father, speak to him as thy Father; Jesus his Son, in whom he is well pleased, doth warrant thee. 'Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him,' says Job: so resolve thou, though thou sawest his hand, as it were, ready to throw thee into hell, yet cry to him still, and use this very name, "Father reject me not!" Never any perished with such a purpose Who art in heaven. 'Serve the Lord with fear, and rejoice with trembling.' This compellation taken together, and rightly understood, works that due temper of prayer, the mixture of these two, joy and fear, confidence and reverence. There was some such thing spoke of Augustus, but it is most true of the divine majesty, that they that dare speak rashly to him, know not his greatness; and they that dare not speak to him, (provided it be with due reverence and respect,) know not his goodness. That we all invocate one Father, teaches thai new law of love one to another, which our Saviour, the author of this prayer, so often recommends, and makes the very badge of his disciples. It serves to comfort the meanest, and ...
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