The Dignity of Human Nature, Or, A Brief Account of Certain and Established Means for Attaining the True End of Our Existence

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John W. Folsom, 1794 - 415 páginas
 

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Página 322 - earth, and it trembleth. He toucheth the hills; and " they fmoke. I will fing unto the Lord as long as I *
Página 357 - fpite of all oppolition, to perfevere to the end, fighting the good fight of faith, and working out his own falvation. For the Son of man fhall come in his glory, and all his holy angels with him ; and he fhall
Página 356 - holinefs in the fear of God. Let him keep himfelf unfpotted from the world; for if any man love the world, and the things of the world, the love of the Father is not in him. Let him avoid every appearance of evil. Let him lay afide every weight, and the fin that does the
Página 321 - riches. So is the great and wide fea, wherein are " creatures innumerable, both fmall and great. There " go the fhips. There is that leviathan, which thou " haft made to play therein. Thefe all wait upon thee, " that thou mayft give them their food in due feafon. ** That thou giveft them they gather. Thou openeft ** thy hand: they are filled with good. Thou
Página 107 - notion of the true method of giving youth a religious turn, often run into the extreme of furfeiting them with religious exercifes, inftead of labouring chiefly to enlighten and convince their underftandings, and to form their tempers to obedience. The former, though noble and valuable helps, appointed by Divine
Página 217 - in the beginning of life? Our Saviour fays of "Judas, for example, that it had been better for him never to have been born. How then, fay they, came he to be born ? Or why. was he not removed out of
Página 317 - prefent, the meaneft reader of Scripture, is ftruck with fear of One, whofe eye is quick and piercing, to fearch the hearts, and try the reins of the children of men, and whofe hand is powerful, and his out-ftretched arm mighty, to feize and
Página 22 - fay a great deal not worth hearing. I have known men who talked freely, becaufe they had a great deal to fay, and delighted in communicating for their own advantage, and that of the company; and I have known others, who commonly fat dumb, becaufe they could find nothing to fay. In England, we blame
Página 136 - which railed him to true greatnefs, or the rocks on which he fplit and funk to infamy. And how can we more effectually, or in a . more entertaining manner, learn the important

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