Faith and obedience, 10 sermons

9781231024133: Faith and obedience, 10 sermons
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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...and sympathy. Perhaps the world will never learn it at all until the day of His coming again in the glory of His Father, with all the holy angels, and when men shall look on Him whom they pierced, and shall mourn because of Him. Few, very few, would care to confess that they are behind the world in its judgment on the life of Jesus; but few, very few, are there to confess a belief in the prophet's judgment. Perhaps the reason why we do not thoroughly understand the facts of the life of Jesus is because we do not yet properly understand the facts of our own lives. This was what kept back the Pharisees and the men of His own generation from receiving Jesus. But when we know our own needs and burdens and dangers, then we shall find them all answered in the life, the claims, the death of Jesus. And so we shall be able to reckon the true position of Jesus of Nazareth in the world's history, the Mediator of the world; and our Saviour. SERMON VIII. "And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me."--John xii. 32. HE man who feels that some passages of Scripture present difficulties to him, without trying'to find an explanation of them, is not acting the part of an earnest seeker after the truth, nor the part of one who believes that his great Father is willing to teach him and lead him to the light. This verse is a difficulty to many; for at first sight it seems to assert that at last all men shall be saved, no matter how they have lived here, how they have died here, or what they have known or believed. And yet those who feel this difficulty are constrained to believe from other parts of the Bible that all men will not at last be saved--that the many are called, but only the few chosen. It is a difficulty, if it means that Jesus belie...

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