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The Future State and Free Discussion; Four Sermons Preached in the First Presbyterian Church, of Oakland (Paperback) Loot Price: R301
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The Future State and Free Discussion; Four Sermons Preached in the First Presbyterian Church, of Oakland (Paperback)

Laurentine Hamilton

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1869. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... human hearts have fed themselves on vain hopes; and then the spirit groans within--0 God 0 God is it so then, that Thou mayst not be real ?--that this universe is hollow and empty ?--no great Father in it to love and be loved and trusted?--no heaven, no rest, no home for the panting and fevered soul when this hot and weary journey of life is ended?" The strongest believers, I say, in the beginnings of their faith have felt these shakings of doubt. To such they have proved but assuring tests of the eternal Rock on which their confidence is based. What the doubt of Luther was to the whole church, such baptisms of trial are to the individual Christian--the beginnings of a new life and a firmer faith, the winds which clear away the clouds from the face of the sky and let the pole-star of eternal truth shine out on the night again. He is stronger in faith ever after. And if any earnest doubter out of the church questions religion in this spirit, I verily believe it shall be well with him. God is not far from that soul. There are great, open, almost self-evident truths of faith, which amid all the strifes of opinion and sects and parties, are never seriously questioned. He will find these, and these will lead on to others. He will not stop short of convictions upon which he can rest, and a religion upon which he can act. But I must add, with all earnestness, that if any man allows his doubts on particular points of religious truth to excuse the entire lack of worship and stay all action in religion, it had been better for him that heathenish darkness had inclosed his mind from infancy. He is doing constant violence to his whole nature. His scepticism neutralizes all truth. Years of preaching will be heard to no profit. The clear stream of Gospel truth may be poured ...

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Imprint: General Books LLC
Country of origin: United States
Release date: 2012
First published: 2012
Authors: Laurentine Hamilton
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 4mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 80
ISBN-13: 978-1-150-16451-4
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-150-16451-4
Barcode: 9781150164514

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