Private Thoughts on Religion

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Chalmers and Collins, 1824 - Meditations - 294 pages

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Page 238 - And the kine took the straight way to the way of Beth-shemesh, and went along the highway, lowing as they went, and turned not aside to the right hand or to the left ; and the lords of the Philistines went after them unto the border of Beth-shemesh.
Page 182 - I N. take thee M. to be my wedded husband, to have and to hold from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love, cherish, and to obey, till death us do part, according to God's holy ordinance: and thereto I give thee my faith.
Page 40 - ... growing in grace, and in the knowledge of his Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, and adorning the doctrine of God his Saviour in all things, by his truly Christian life and conversation.
Page 43 - Christianity had ever his most sacred attention and regard, and were strongly enforced as the necessary and inseparable consequence of true saving faith : For, though no man ever gloried more in the cross of Christ, or was more full and clear in maintaining the doctrine of Christ's blood and righteousness as the only justification and hope of the soul, yet did he ever in the strongest terms inculcate that they who have believed in God, should be careful to maintain good works.
Page 230 - To him that hath, shall be given, and he shall have more abundantly ; from him that hath not, shall be taken, even that which he hath.
Page 294 - I confess to the glory of God that I am a most wretched sinner, and that my sins are more in number than the hairs of my head...
Page 277 - A poor country parson, fighting against the devil in his parish, has nobler ideas than Alexander had.
Page 255 - In pain, sickness, trouble, methinks I hear God saying, Take this medicine, exactly suited to the case, prepared and weighed by my own hands, and consisting of the choicest drugs which heaven affords.
Page 166 - ... the breadth and length and depth and height of the love of Christ, which passeth knowledge, that we may be filled with all the fulness of God.
Page 280 - In heaven, sin known and pardoned is the song of praise ; sin known and unpardoned is hell. If ever I thank Christ as I ought, it must be in heaven ; it is in vain to think of doing it here. Heaven is heaven rather as a state of exemption from sin than suffering. We must die for perfect conformity to the will of God ; and it is worth dying for. Delight in the will of God is the perfection of all intelligent beings, the essence of happiness, the joy of angels, heaven on earth, and the heaven of heaven.

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