The Sermon Delivered at the Inauguration of the Rev. Archibald Alexander, as Professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology, in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, in the United States of America: To which are Added, the Professor's Inaugural Address, and the Charge to the Professor and Students
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Page 102 - It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes. 72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold and silver.
Page 103 - But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven ? (that is to bring Christ down from above ;) Or, who shall descend into the deep ? (that is to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it ? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart ; that is, the word of faith which we preach ; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the...
Page 104 - But whilst we are on our pilgrimage to this promised land, the scriptures will be " a light to our feet and a lamp to our paths." They will answer the same purpose to us, which the pillar of cloud and of fire, did to the Israelites. They will guide us in the right way, through all our journey. Let us, then, be persuaded diligently
Page 10 - Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus ; and the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Page 95 - and attentively read these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this " Volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, ' more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and * finer strains both of Poetry and Eloquence, than can be' collected from * all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been composed.
Page 98 - Jesus : who, being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God : but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Page 95 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Page 121 - Has the sound of a present Saviour ever fallen upon your ear ? Christians, you are priests. Be like Christ in this. 1. Wherever you go carry a savour of Christ. His name is like ointment poured forth ; it is like the vine flourishing and the pomegranate budding. Let men take knowledge of you that you have been with Jesus ; let it be plain that you come from within the vail ; let the smell of your garments be as a field which the Lord hath blessed.