The Fear of God - What it is and what it is not

Bunyan, John

Published by Diggory Press, 2007
ISBN 10: 1846857759 / ISBN 13: 9781846857751
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Synopsis: This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE USE OF THIS DOCTRINE. Having proceeded thus far about this doctrine of the fear of God, I now come to make some use and application of the whole; and my first use shall be a use of examination. I. Is this fear of God such an excellent thing? Is it attended with so many blessed privileges, then this should put us, every soul of us, upon a diligent examination of ourselves, namely, whether this grace be in us or not; for if it be, then thou art one of these blessed ones to whom belong these glorious privileges, for thou hast an interest in every one of them. But if it shall appear that this grace is not in thee, then thy state is fearfully miserable, as hath partly been manifest already, and will further be seen in what comes after. Now, the better to help thee to consider, and not to miss in finding out what thou art, in thy self-examination, I will speak to this, 1. In general. 2. In particular. 1. In general. No man brings this grace into the world with him. Every one by nature is destitute of it, for naturally none fear God; "There is no fear of God," none of this grace of fear, "before their eyes," Rom. iii. 18; they do not so much as know what it is; for this fear flows, as was shown before, from a new heart, faith, repentance, and the like; of which new lieart, faith, and repentance, if thou art void, thou art also void of this godly fear. Men must have a mighty change of heart and life, or else they are strangers to this fear of God. Alas, how ignorant are the most of this! Yea, and some are not afraid to say they are not changed, nor desire so to be. Can these fear God? Can these be possessed with this grace of fear? No; because they have no changes, therefore they fear not God, Psa. lv. 19. Wherefore, sinner,...

About the Author: John Bunyan was an English Christian writer and preacher who is best known for his allegorical novel The Pilgrim' s Progress, published in 1678. Bunyan' s faith was profoundly influenced by two books owned by his wife: Arthur Dent's Plain Man's Pathway to Heaven and Lewis Bayly's Practice of Piety, and he turned to preaching following the death of his guide and mentor, John Gifford. The restoration of the monarchy of Charles II of England marked England' s return to Anglicanism, and Bunyan' s freedom to preach was curtailed. He was arrested numerous times for preaching without a licence, and was finally imprisoned for the offence in November 1660. Bunyan was released from prison in January 1672 and resumed preaching (as permitted under the Declaration of Religious Indulgence) until his death in 1688.

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Title: The Fear of God - What it is and what it is ...
Publisher: Diggory Press
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Paperback
Book Condition: Good

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