A Treatise Concerning Religious Affections

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Kessinger Publishing, Jun 1, 2004 - Religion - 328 pages
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And again, another benefit that such trials are of to true religion, is, that they purify and increase it. They not only manifest it to be true, but also tend to refine it, and deliver it from those mixtures of that which is false, which encumber and impede it; that nothing may be left but that which is true. They tend to cause the amiableness of true religion to appear to the best advantage, as was before observed; and not only so, but they tend to increase its beauty, by establishing and confirming it, and making it more lively and vigorous, and purifying it from those things that obscured its luster and glory.

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how serious it is to test and examine ourselves and our motives! this treatise goes deep, causes one to stop and evaluate true affections and the false...which we ALL have trusted in and used as proofs to settle our hearts and give us false assurance. Read full review

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Peter J. Thuesen is associate professor of religious studies at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis and and co-editor, "Religion and American Cultur"e. He lives in Indianapolis.

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