Thoughts on the Value of Feelings in Religion

T. Cadell, Strand., 1827 - 279 Seiten

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Seite 88 - For who maketh thee to differ from another ? and what hast thou that thou didst not receive? now if thou didst receive it, why dost thou glory, as if thou hadst not received it?
Seite 28 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing ; that you may abound in hope, and in the power of the Holy Ghost.
Seite 24 - Hence, it appears, that the evidence of the spirit is not any secret inspiration, or any assurance conveyed to the mind of the faithful ; but it is the evidence of works, such as by the spirit we perform...
Seite 193 - Little children, let no man deceive you: he that doeth righteousness is righteous, even as he is righteous.
Seite 129 - I will arise and go unto my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven and before thee, and am no more worthy to be called thy son ; make me as one of thy hired servants.
Seite 56 - ... and rise night and day, and the seed should spring and grow up, he knoweth not how." — Mark iv. 6. Now you know the growing of the seed beneath the clod is all unseen; so is it often with the work of grace. 2. Who is the workman in conversion ? It is the Spirit of God. Now he works unseen, like the wind : "The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, or whither it goeth ; so is every one that is born of the Spirit.
Seite x - I found them in their actions not in the least better, but rather allowing themselves licence in every transgression, upon the privilege of being faithful believers. Lastly, I could not comprehend those inward feelings which many Christians pretend to have. It appeared to me unnatural and miraculous. Nevertheless, it has made me uneasy during our acquaintance, that I have found nothing of these inward feelings : and I believe you have observed my uneasiness. I found my real sorrow for my sins not...
Seite ix - I heard sermons in my youth, but they made no impression upon me. That without Christ there was no salvation, was the only truth which served for a subject in all sermons, and this was repeated over and over again in synonymous expressions. But it was never set in its true light, and never properly proved. I saw people cry at Church, but after their...
Seite 29 - Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh : and these are contrary the one to the other ; so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led by the Spirit, ye are not under the law.
Seite ix - My ideas of that reformation in man, which is to be brought about byconversion, are greatly rectified by this book. I own with joy, I find Christianity more amiable, the more I get acquainted with it.

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