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Page 370 - As I live, saith the Lord, I have no pleasure in the death of the wicked." " He would have all men to be saved, and
Page 344 - he said unto them ALL, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross DAILY." Those who think self-denial not of universal obligation, will observe the word all; and those who think the obligation not constant, will attend to the term daily. These two little words
Page 364 - be it remembered, there is but one way to these blissful abodes, and that is, through Jesus Christ : " For there is none other name given among men whereby we must be saved." If we ask, Whom did Christ come to save
Page 124 - them that are meek he shall guide in judgment; and such as are gentle, them shall he teach his way." In these, as in all other cases, an habitual attention to the motives should be carefully substituted in their young hearts, in the place of too much anxiety about the event of actions.
Page 222 - shabby curtailments and stinted parsimony of a little mind operating on little concerns ; but it is the exercise of a sound judgment exerted in the comprehensive outline of order, of arrangement, of distribution ; of regulations by which alone well-governed societies, great and small, subsist. She who has the best-regulated mind will, other things being equal,
Page 364 - shall feed them, and shall lead them to living fountains of waters, and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." We may gather from this description what these glorious and happy beings once were : they were sinful creatures ; their robes were not spotless; " They had washed them, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb." They are likewise generally represented as
Page 218 - is, changing the order, sometimes beginning with invocation, sometimes with confession; sometimes dwelling longer on one part, sometimes on another. As the hardships of a religious Sunday are often so pathetically pleaded, as making one of the heavy burdens of religion —and as the friends of religion are so often called upon to mitigate its intolerable
Page 46 - her to repeat her crime, or to deaden her repentance for having committed it, as well as to insult and to injure that society ; while to restore a strayed soul to God will add lustre to your Christian character, and brighten your eternal crown. In the mean time, there are other evils,
Page 148 - WHILE every sort of useful knowledge should be carefully imparted to young persons, it should be imparted not merely for its own sake, but also for the sake of its subserviency to higher things. All human learning should be taught, not as an end, but a means ; and, in this view,
Page 31 - is gradually administering death to the principles of those who would be on their guard, had the poison been labelled with its own pernicious title. Avowed attacks upon revelation are more easily resisted, because the malignity is advertised. But who suspects the destruction which lurks under the harmless or instructive names of general