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1843. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII. On the Happy State of the Believer,
who enjoys the Consolations that are in Christ, contrasted with the
State of the Unbeliever. In the Holy Scriptures, the characters and
conditions of the righteous and the wicked are often, in the most
striking points of view, contrasted with each other. "So let all
thine enemies perish, O Lord; but let them that love him be as the
sun when he goeth forth in his might. Thus saith the Lord, Cursed
is the man that trusteth in man, and maketh flesh his arm, and
whose heart departeth from the Lord; for he shall be like the heath
in the desert, and shall not see when good Cometh, but shall
inherit the parched places in the wilderness, a salt land, and not
inhabited. Blessed is the man that trusteth in the Lord, and whose
hope the Lord is; for he shall be as a tree planted by the waters,
that spreadeth forth her roots by the river." We read, as
descriptive representations, of the tares and the wheat, of jewels
and of dross, of the " vessels of wrath fitted to destruction, and
the vessels of mercy prepared to glory." What an awful contrast
there is between the "citizens of Zion, and strangers who are afar
oft" between the friends of Christ, and the enemies of his cross
between the children of God, and the children of the devil " I
shall endeavor to show the opposite states of the saint and of the
unregenerate sinner, with respect to their present enjoyments and
their future conditions. 1. In their present condition, the joys of
one to whom Christ is precious are pure, free, satisfying, and
permanent; while the pleasures of the unbeliever are polluted,
forbidden of God, unsuitable to the soul, and of short continuance.
While the infatuated sinner rushes blindly on in his career of
folly, he often wears an air of ...
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