A View of This and the Other World, Discourses

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General Books LLC, 2009 - 230 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1799 edition. Excerpt: ...This request comes in natively on a reflection the Psalmist makes on the disposition of his foul, and his way, in this world. His conscience witnesseth his dislike of associating with the ungodly, ver. 4, j. "I have not fat with vain persons, neither will I go in with dissemblers; I have hated the congregation of evil doers, and will not sit with the wicked;" his love and liking to the presence of God and the congregation of the saints, ver. 8. "Lord I have loved the habitation of thy house, and the place where thine honour dwelleth." So he prays with hope, Gather not my foul with finners: q. d. Lord, I have no liking of the company of ungodly sinners here; it is a burden to me in this world; let me not be shut up with them in the other world. My foul loves thy house; let me not be with sinners excluded eternally from thy presence. The text plainly affords the following doctrine, ii-z. Doct. Now is the time that people should he in care and concern, that their fouls he not gathered with finners in the other world. In discoursing from this doctrine, we mail, I. Consider I. Consider some things implied in it. II. Shew who are the sinners, that we are to have a horror of our fouls being gathered with in the other world. III. What it is for one's foul to be gathered with sinners in the other world. IV. Consider this care and concern; or shew, what is implied in this earnest request, "Gather not my foul with sinners.' V. Give the reasons, why we should be in such care and concern. VI. "Make application. I. We shall consider some things implied in the doctrine. It implies, 1. The fouls of men in their bodies in this world, are in a scattered and disorderly condition, saints and sinners in one place, one outward condition, all mixed through other; the...

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Thomas Boston held a pastorate with a very small Congregation in Simprin, Scotland until 1707. He was an extremely popular preacher, though self-effacing - considering that he had but "small talents." He was reluctant to publish his works, although he wrote out completely all of his sermons before they were preached. Many, however, came to be published after his death at the age of 57.

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