The life of God in the soul of man. Or, The nature and excellency of the Christian religion. And An account of the beginnings and advances of a spiritual life. 2 letters [by H. Scougal. With a preface by G. Burnet].
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Page 4 - ... disdain all those shadows and false imitations of it. They know by experience, that true religion is an union of the soul with God, a real participation of the divine nature, the very image of God drawn upon the soul ; or in the apostle's phrase, it is Christ formed within us.
Page 72 - That before we betake ourselves to rest, we renew and examine all the passages of the day, that we may have the comfort of what we have done aright, and may redress what we find to have been amiss, and make the shipwrecks of one day be as marks to direct our course in another.
Page 90 - That Chrift may dwell in your hearts by faith ; that ye being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all faints, what is the breadth, and length, and depth, and height ; and to know the love of Chrift, which pafleth knowledge, that ye might be filled with all the fulnefs of God.
Page 90 - SPIRIT in the inner man ; that CHRIST may dwell in our hearts by faith ; that we being rooted and grounded in love, may be able to comprehend with all Saints, what is the Breadth, and Length, and Depth, and Height ; and to know the love of CHRIST, which passeth knowledge, that we might be filled with all the fulness of GOD.
Page 141 - ... they will find; that the more they are filled with the fulnefs of God, the more meek, tender-hearted and gentle they are; and from this they may be convinced that fuch heats are not of God,' nor of that wifdom, which is firft pure, then peaceable, gentle, and eafy to be intreated. Therefore if we fee any defiling themfelves with all the abominations which this age wallows in, we ought indeed to exprefs a deep and juft horror at their debauching maxims and practices, but we...
Page 67 - The day of the Lord will come as a thief in the night; in the which the heavens fhall pafs away with a great noife, and the elements fhall melt with fervent heat, the earth alfo and the works that are therein (hall fee burnt up.
Page 32 - ... in them. The true way to improve and ennoble our souls is, by fixing our love on the divine perfections, that we may have them always before us, and derive an impression of them on ourselves ; and, " beholding with open face, as in a glass, the glory of the Lord, we may be changed into the same image, from glory to glory.