Faith Made Easy: Or, What to Believe, and Why. A Popular Statement of the Doctrines and Evidences of Christianity in the Light of Modern Research and Sound Biblical Interpretation

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Cranston and Stowe, 1888 - Apologetics - 546 pages
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Contents

Great Believers in Christianity
39
Christianity and Science
45
Testimonies Respecting Christianity and Science
53
Modern Missions
54
WHAT TO BELIEVE CONCERNING THE BIBLE 1 How the Bible was made
59
Development of our English Bible
62
How the Bible is inspired
65
The Old Testament
72
Are the Four Gospels Trustworthy?
73
By whom were the Gospels written?
74
The Epistles
81
The Bible for the World and to continue Forever
83
Why not have a New Bible 7
86
Power of the Bible
88
Scientific Accuracy of the Bible
90
The Bible not out of Date
98
What the Bible is and does
100
Proof from Miracles
101
Proof from Prophecy
114
Experimental Proof
120
The Bible Selfevidencing
126
Personal Reasons for believing the Bible
128
PART III
130
WHAT TO BELIEVE WITH RESPECT TO THE DEITY 1 The Great First Cause
133
The Argument from Identity
135
Universal Belief in God
140
Heathen Ideas of the Creation
143
The Inspired View of Creation
144
Scientific View of the Inspired Record of Creation
145
What Denial involves
148
Knowledge of God not Dependent on Learning
149
Pure Morality Dependent on Belief in God
151
How Best to know God
154
The Atheist
155
No God
157
Isjhere no God?
158
IB Proof of Gods Existence Unnecessary
159
God Intuitively Recognized
160
Consciousness of God
161
The Trinity
162
Attributes of God
171
2 Unity
172
4 Spirituality
173
7 Omnipresence
174
8 Omniscience and Presicence
176
1 Holiness
178
2 Goodness
180
The Eternal Goodness
183
8 Glory
184
4 Love
186
5 Wisdom
187
6 Justice
188
Jesus Christ
191
the Jews change the Day? 363
221
Divine Providence
222
Gods Providence and Human Suffering
236
Adams Fall
247
How we are Saved
259
Faith
270
Various Testimonies
276
Regeneration
285
6 Did Jesus teach the Doctrine of Holiness?
297
6 St Paul on Holiness
299
7 St Jamess Testimony
304
8 St Peters Teaching
306
9 St Johns Ideas
307
10 St Jude adds a Word
309
11 How is Holiness distinguished?
310
12 A Glimpse of Personal Purity
312
13 Representative Testimonies
314
14 Certain Passages quoted as against Holiness
316
PART V
319
The Law of Prayer
323
Natural Provision for Prayer
326
How True Prayer is offered
327
The Answer to Prayer
330
Prayer confirmed by Christian Experience
333
Importunity in Prayer
336
Why Prayer is not Visibly Efficacious
338
Prayer should be a Habit
339
The Lords Prayer
340
The Praying Spirit
341
Various Facts about Prayer
343
Part VI
345
The Sabbath Rest commended
346
Must Sabbath Rest be Absolute?
347
Peculiarities of Jewish Sabbathkeeping
348
The Sabbath Law still in Force
349
Early Sabbath Legislation
366
Part VII
367
The Church
370
The Condition of Church Membership
374
The Duty of Church Membership
378
The Ministry
384
Baptism
386
The Lords Supper
387
Creeds
388
2 The Apostles Creed
389
3 The Nicene Creed
390
4 The Ten Commandments
391
Marriage
392
PART VIII
394
WHAT TO BELIEVE RESPECTING CHRISTIAN DUTIES AND GRACES 1 Duty to our Neighbors
395
Love to God
396
Fear of God
398
Submission
399
Humility
400
Hope
402
Trust
403
Prayer
404
Perfect Obedience
405
Strength to Stand
406
Christian Activity
407
Perseverance
409
Unworldliness
410
Constant Consecration
412
Spirituality
414
Beneficence
417
Gods Financial System
418
The Devotional Spirit
419
Christian Courage
421
Patience
423
Christian Patience
425
Brotherly Kindness
426
Charity
427
Selfcontrol
428
Selfdenial
430
Selfculture
433
The Consummation
435
Part IX
437
1 All Men believe the Soul Immortal
442
2 The Chinese and Immortality
444
3 Old Testament Suggestions of Immortality
445
4 Immortality as Christ revealed it 5 Continuous Existence
447
6 Incorruptible Existence
448
7 The Murmur of the Soul
449
8 Immortality indicated by Experience
452
10 The Lesson of Life
456
12 The Balmy Effulgence of Morn
458
13 Importance of the Christian Belief
459
14 Personal Expressions of Belief
460
The Second Advent
461
The Millennium
464
The Intermediate State
466
The Soul Conscious in the Intermediate State
467
The Resurrection
471
1 History Substantiates the Resurrection of Christ
474
2 How are the Dead raised up?
478
1 The Last Day
484
2 The Judgment Certain
485
3 The Time Unknown
486
5 Christ Himself the Judge
487
6 Principles of the Awards
488
7 Circumstances of the Judgment
490
1 Derivation of the Word
492
2 What Hell is
493
4 Duration of Hell
494
6 PreChristian Teaching
495
8 Testimony of the Early Fathers
496
9 Objections
499
10 Punishment One of Degrees
500
11 A Second Probation
502
12 Satan
505
The Devil
510
1 Heaven as a State
511
2 Heaven as a Place
512
3 The Song of the Children
516
4 Degrees of Happiness
517
5 Future Recognition
518
6 Angels
521
Part X
523
Manifestations of Unbelief
525
Causes of Unbelief
527
Unreasonableness of Unbelief
531
Remedy for Unbelief
534

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Page 453 - O, may I join the choir invisible Of those immortal dead who live again In minds made better by their presence : live In pulses stirred to generosity, In deeds of daring rectitude, in scorn For miserable aims that end with self. In thoughts sublime that pierce the night like stars, And with their mild persistence urge man's search To vaster issues.
Page 110 - So the father knew that it was at the same hour, in the which Jesus said unto him, Thy son liveth : and himself believed, and his whole house.
Page 375 - Then Peter said unto them, Repent, and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ, for the remission of sins : and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Ghost.
Page 220 - He that despised Moses' law, died without mercy under two or three witnesses : Of how much sorer punishment, suppose ye, shall he be thought worthy, who hath trodden under foot the Son of God, and hath counted the blood of the covenant, wherewith he was sanctified, an unholy thing, and hath done despite unto the Spirit of grace?
Page 391 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.
Page 220 - Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you, that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.
Page 375 - Then opened h'e their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures ; and said unto them ; Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise from the dead the third day, and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.
Page 453 - Why shrinks the soul Back on herself, and startles at destruction ? 'Tis the divinity that stirs within us; 'Tis Heaven itself that points out an hereafter, And intimates eternity to man.
Page 391 - Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God : in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy .son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates...
Page 473 - For I delivered unto you first of all, that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures i and that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the Scriptures. And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve ; after that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once ; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen of James ; then of all the Apostles. And last of all he was...

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