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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. 1849 edition. Excerpt: ...what others highly prize they esteem as valuable. Hence if those who have the charge of their education treated them as they ought, if they appeared solicitous for their souls than their bodies, for their spiritil and eternal, than their temporal interests; if they frequently iHoned Christ to them, as the jieari of great price, and spake of an interest in his favor as the one thing needful, compared with which every thing else is worthless, it is highly probable that, by the blessing of God, they might bo early led to prim Chnet in some measure as he deserves, and to feel unsafe and uneasy till an interest in his f.ivor waa obtained. Agreeably, the Scriptures assure us that, if we train up a child in the way hr should go, when he is old he will not depart from it Rut if Iren perceive thai their parents and others, who are entrust with their education, are more solicitous to educate them for world than for the next; more auxio'is for their present i their future welfare; more desirous to see them prosperous. pious, and more concerned for the health of their bodies Ji the kalvatiou of their souls, they will inevitably bo I'd la Conclude that religion is of little cotivq-ieuce; that to come to Christ is ip-cdlcfts; and lliat to obtain learning, riches, honor and applause, are the great nhjicl for which men were rrvatud. Vol in 40 All parents therefore who thus educate their children for this world and not for the next, take the most effectual means to prevent them from coming to Christ, and to cultivate that worldly-mindedness which is directly opposed to the love of God. And, my friends, how great is the number who do this. How many even among the professed people of God arc guilty in this respect. If it he true that a child, brought up in the...
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