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Aids to Reflection answer APHORISM Apostle argument Arminian assertion authority Baptism believe called Calvinistic cause character Christ Christian Church Church of England common conscience consequences conviction death Deist distinction divine doctrine effect Epicurean essential evil existence express fact faculty faith fear feel former give Gospel grace ground hath heart holy human idea Infant Baptism instance instinct interpretation Jeremy Taylor judgment knowledge language lastly least LEIGHTON AND COLERIDGE light living mankind means metaphorical mind moral mystery nature Necessitarian necessity notion object original original sin outward Pantheism Paul perfect perfect law philosophy Plato present principle proof proper Prothesis prudence purpose question reader reality reason redemption religion religious scheme Scripture seek sense Socinian sophisms soul speak speculative reason spirit suppose teach Tertullian things thou thought tion tism true truth uncon understanding virtue words
Page 95 - For the time is come that judgment must begin at the house of God : and if it first begin at us, what shall the end be of them that obey not the gospel of God 1 And, if the righteous scarcely be saved, where shall the ungodly and the sinner appear?
Page 5 - ... will teach us more of thought, will more effectually awaken the faculty, and form the habit, of reflection, than a year's study in the schools without them.
Page 72 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Page 318 - Evidences of Christianity ! I am weary of the word. Make a man feel the want of it , rouse him, if you can, to the self-knowledge, of his need of it ; and you may safely trust it to its own evidence...
Page 244 - For we know that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved, we have a building of GOD, an house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. For in this we groan, earnestly desiring to be clothed upon with our house which is from heaven : if so be that being clothed we shall not be found naked.
Page xlvii - Reflect on your own thoughts, actions, circumstances, and — which will be of especial aid to you in forming a habit of reflection, — accustom yourself to reflect on the words you use, hear, or read, their birth, derivation and history. For if words are not THINGS, they are LIVING POWERS, by which the things of most importance to mankind are actuated, combined, and humanized.
Page 11 - Pulpits and Sundays, sorrow dogging sin, Afflictions sorted, anguish of all sizes, Fine nets and stratagems to catch us in, Bibles laid open, millions of surprises ; Blessings beforehand, ties of gratefulness, The sound of Glory ringing in our ears : Without, our shame ; within, our consciences ; Angels and grace, eternal hopes and fears. Yet all these fences and their whole array One cunning bosom-sin blows quite away.
Page 82 - Every rank of creatures, as it ascends in the scale of creation, leaves death behind it or under it. The Metal at its height of being seems a mute prophecy of the coming vegetation, into a mimic semblance of which it crystallizes.