The Religion of the Heart and Life, Compiled from the Works of the Best Writers on Experimental and Practical Piety (Volume 1 ); With an Introductory

 
9781235726811: The Religion of the Heart and Life, Compiled from the Works of the Best Writers on Experimental and Practical Piety (Volume 1 ); With an Introductory

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. 1840. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. EXHORTATIONS TO THE IMPENITENT. It is the unchangeable law of God that wicked men must turn or die. If you will believe God, believe this: there is but one of these two ways for every wicked man, either conversion or damnation. I know the wicked will hardly be persuaded, either of the truth or equity of this. No wonder if the guilty quarrel with the law. Few men are apt to believe that which they would not have to be true; and fewer would have that to be true, which they apprehend to be against them. But it is not quarrelling with the law, or with the judge, that will save the malefactor. Believing and regarding the law might have prevented his death; but denying and accusing it will but hasten it If it were not so, an hundred would bring their reasons against the law for one that would bring his reason to the law. And men would rather give their reasons why they should not be punished, than to hear the commands and reasons of their governors, which require them to obey. The law was not made for you to judge, but that you might be ruled and judged by it. But if there be any so blind as to venture to question either the truth or the justice of this law of God, I shall briefly give you the evidence of both, which methinks should satisfy a reasonable man. And first, if you doubt whether this be the word of God, or not, besides an hundred other texts, you may be satisfied by these few. "Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye cannot enter into the kingdom of heaven." "Verily, verily, I say unto ihee, except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God."f "If a man be in Christ, he is a new creature; old things are past away, behold all things are become new." J "Ye have put off the old man with his...

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