Remains of Rev Joshua Wells Downing

Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012 - 184 sider
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: of those which are rich and enduring ? Affection answers, No! Copy her virtues; imitate whatever in her was lovely and of good report; remember her worth, to you untold; and O! prepare to follow her. May God give unto you great support, and enable you to give yourselves up entirely to him; so that you may feel that for you to live is Christ, and to die is gain. And every moment may you enjoy the confidence of the apostle, and say, We know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. May God sanctify this affliction to us all, and help us to be grateful to Him who hath brought life and immortality to light through the gospel. Amen. SERMON II.' They Cannot Recompense Thee.?Luke xiv, 14 The views of God differ widely from the policy of man. In proof of this assertion the history of our rac might be brought before you, and on its every page you might behold convincing testimony that human actions are openly at variance with the principles of the divine government. Hence the melancholy fact, which can on no other principle be satisfactorily explained, that our advancement in happiness has been so slow, and so frequently retarded. God has marked out the only path which leads to felicity, but if we choose not to walk in it, and blindly prefer to go on in the ways of our own hearts, and in the sight of our own eyes, we must expect to grope in darkness, and be overwhelmed in misery. Delivered January 13, 1839, at the anniversary of the Female Friendly Society of Broomfield-street church, Boston. If you will recur for a moment to a very memorable saying of the Saviour, you will distinctly see the nature and extent of this difference, in thought and action, betwee...

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