Life and Character of Gerhard Tersteegen, with Selections from His Letters and Writings

 
9781235883958: Life and Character of Gerhard Tersteegen, with Selections from His Letters and Writings

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. 1837 Excerpt: ... to natural gifts, as though one, whose disposition did not, as it were, impart chastity to him, must of necessity marry; but he meant to say, "There are those, who trust, with the help of God, to be able to abide in the single state, with the Lord." "He that can receive it, let him receive it." (Matt. xix. 12.) But as I well know, that every one cannot receive this word, but that many a one, who perhaps in other things manifests his faith and fidelity, supposes that it is not proper for him; let such a one therefore marry in God's name--"he sinneth not." Of the three kinds of eunuchs, mentioned by our Lord in Matt. xix. 1?, I know not whether the two first can be reckoned among the chaste; but those, "who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heaven's sake," may truly be called chaste. They were not born so, nor was it a consequence of their natural disposition; grace, and a noble impulse of faith animated them to this chaste conflict. (Wisdom of Sol. iv. 2.) The marriage state itself is very different according to the state of the persons who enter into it. "To the pure, all things are pure; but to the unbelieving, nothing is pure; for even their minds and consciences are defiled." (Titus, i. 15.) Marriages are, indeed, in general, under the divine permission; but it is not every marriage that is made in heaven. A truly holy marriage state, as all are called now-a-days, is perhaps very rare; yet there is a difference amongst them. In the mutual love and fidelity of two hearts, which are really united in the Lord, there is indeed something good and beautiful, O in this pilgrimage state; and in itself, it is not displeasing to God, but a sacred mystery. Married christians must, however, be aware, t...

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Book Description RareBooksClub. Paperback. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Paperback. 102 pages. Dimensions: 9.7in. x 7.4in. x 0.2in.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. 1837 Excerpt: . . . to natural gifts, as though one, whose disposition did not, as it were, impart chastity to him, must of necessity marry; but he meant to say, There are those, who trust, with the help of God, to be able to abide in the single state, with the Lord. He that can receive it, let him receive it. (Matt. xix. 12. ) But as I well know, that every one cannot receive this word, but that many a one, who perhaps in other things manifests his faith and fidelity, supposes that it is not proper for him; let such a one therefore marry in Gods name--he sinneth not. Of the three kinds of eunuchs, mentioned by our Lord in Matt. xix. 1, I know not whether the two first can be reckoned among the chaste; but those, who have made themselves eunuchs for the kingdom of heavens sake, may truly be called chaste. They were not born so, nor was it a consequence of their natural disposition; grace, and a noble impulse of faith animated them to this chaste conflict. (Wisdom of Sol. iv. 2. ) The marriage state itself is very different according to the state of the persons who enter into it. To the pure, all things are pure; but to the unbelieving, nothing is pure; for even their minds and consciences are defiled. (Titus, i. 15. ) Marriages are, indeed, in general, under the divine permission; but it is not every marriage that is made in heaven. A truly holy marriage state, as all are called now-a-days, is perhaps very rare; yet there is a difference amongst them. In the mutual love and fidelity of two hearts, which are really united in the Lord, there is indeed something good and beautiful, O in this pilgrimage state; and in itself, it is not displeasing to God, but a sacred mystery. Married christians must, however, be aware, t. . . This item ships from La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9781235883958

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