The Complete Works of Thomas Brooks, Volume 3

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Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 300 pages
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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. 1866. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... the precious promises of remission of sin and salvation running out unto it. My purpose at this time is not to handle the doctrine of repentance at large, but only to apeak so far of it as may speak it out to be evidential of the goodness and happiness of a Christian's spiritual and eternal condition. Now, before I come to open myself more particularly, give me leave to premise this in the general, viz., tliat there is a repentance that does accompany salvation: 2 Cor. vil 10, 'For godly sorrow worketh repentance to salvation not to be repented of: but the sorrow of the world worketh death.' Jer. iv. 14, ' O Jerusalem, wash thy heart from wickedness, that thou mayest be saved.' Acts xi. 18, 'When they heard these things, they held their peace, and glorified God, saying, Then hath God also to the Gentiles granted repentance unto life.' Mat. xviii. 3, 'And Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.' Acts iii. 19, 'Repent ye, therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord.' Having premised thus much in the general, give me now leave to say, That there are three parts of true, sound, saving repentance, unto all which forgiveness of sin is promised. And the 1. First, is contrition or grief of heart for sins committed. Now this is called sometimes godly sorrow, 2 Cor. vii. 10; and sometimes a contrite spirit, Jsa. lxvi. 2; and sometimes a broken and contrite heart, Ps. li. 17; and sometimes the afflicting of our souls, Lev. xvi. 29; and sometimes the humbling of the heart, 2 Chron. vii. 14, Lam. iii. 20; and sometimes a mourning, Zech. xii. 10; and sometimes a weeping, Mark xiv. 72. All rep...

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THOMAS BROOKS is head of the Conservation Synthesis Department in Conservation International's Center for Applied Biodiversity Science. His interests lie in species conservation, particularly birds, and tropical forest hotspots.

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