This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text.
Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original
book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI. THE FEAR OF GOD
IS ACCOMPANIED BY THE MOST IMPORTANT SPIRITUAL BLESSINGS. MlND and
body are so closely connected that they constantly and in many ways
affect each other, and yet it is possible to look at each of them
separately. This is true also of the temporal and spiritual
blessings by which genuine religion is accompanied. These two
classes of blessings are intimately connected, and in some cases
intermingled. This is the case especially with the happiness of
which true godliness is the source. Happiness is a temporal
blessing, because it is enjoyed in the present world; but it must
also be ranked among spiritual blessings, in so far as it is
connected with spiritual things. True happiness can be enjoyed only
by those whose hearts and minds are right towards God, and in their
case it is undoubtedly a spiritual blessing. In connection with
religion there are other blessings that have both a temporal and
spiritual aspect. But while such blessings meet, and so unite
through the connecting-link of religion as to present both a
temporal and spiritual aspect, there are also many religious
blessings that may be regarded as in their nature entirely
spiritual, and to which our attention may be directed with profit.
Some of these blessings are so intimately connected with religion
as to form a part of it, and in this respect the fear of God is its
own reward. As it is a duty to be religious, so religion is in
itself a treasure. The duties of religion are precious privileges,
and its doctrines, while demanding faith, afford at the same time
abundant sources of comfort and consolation. This aspect of
religion is well adapted to meet the requirements of human reason.
If religion commends itself to reason because it promotes the...
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