Private Thoughts Upon Religion: Digested Into Twelve Articles, with Practical Resolutions Form'd Thereupon

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R. Smith, 1709 - Christian life - 300 pages

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Page 65 - ... action that he did, and every passion that he suffered, was done and suffered by him that was God, as well as man. And hence it is, that Christ, of all the persons in the world, is so fit, yea, only fit, to be my Redeemer, Mediator, and Surety; because he alone is both God and man in one person. If he was not man, he could not undertake that office; if he was not God, -he could not perform it: if he was not man, he could not be capable of being bound for me; if he was not God, he would not be...
Page 205 - If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the Lord of Hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings : yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.
Page 78 - I know not how it is with others, but for my own part, I do not remember, neither do I believe, that I ever prayed in all my lifetime with that reverence, or heard with that attention, or received the Sacrament with that faith, or did any other work whatsoever with that pure heart and single eye, as I ought to have done.
Page 131 - Marvel not at this : for the hour is coming, in which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life ; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation.
Page 53 - For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghoft : and thefe three are one.
Page 56 - ... be repented of, my tears want washing, and the very washing of my tears needs still to be washed over again with the blood of my Redeemer. Thus not only the worst of my sins, but even the best of my duties, speak me a child of Adam. Insomuch that...
Page 208 - I must win the crown, before I can wear it; and be a member of the church militant, before I be admitted into the church triumphant. In a word, I must go through a solitary wilderness, and conquer many enemies, before I come to the land of Canaan ; or else I must never be possessed of it. What then ? Shall I lose...
Page 223 - I am resolved, never to promise any thing with my mouth, but what I. intend to perform in my heart; and never to intend to perform any thing, but what I am sure I can perform. For...
Page 102 - Shield : the Lord will give grace and glory, and no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.
Page 135 - For, we know that if our earthly houfe of this tabernacle were diflblved, we have a building of GOD, an houfe not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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