The Church and the Kingdom

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Fleming H. Revell, 1894 - Church - 75 pages

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Page 52 - Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second like unto it is this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hangeth the whole law, and the prophets.
Page 22 - Spirit, if any tender mercies and compassions, fulfil ye my joy, that ye be of the same mind, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind ; doing nothing through faction or through vainglory, but in lowliness of mind each counting other better than himself; not looking each of you to his own things, but each of you also to the things of others.
Page 52 - Master, which is the great commandment in the law? And he said unto him : Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
Page 15 - Christ ; from whom all the body fitly framed and knit together through that which every joint supplieth, according to the working in due measure of each several part, maketh the increase of the body unto the building up of itself in love.
Page 37 - And up the radiant peopled way That opens into worlds unknown, It will be life's delight to say, " Heaven is not heaven for me alone.
Page 46 - By this wise provision,' he says, 'ie by making the passion of self-love beyond comparison stronger than the passion of benevolence, the more ignorant are led to pursue the general happiness, an end which they would have totally failed to attain if the moving principle of their conduct had been benevolence.
Page 22 - THOU SHALT NOT COVET; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, THOU SHALT LOVE THY NEIGHBOR AS THYSELF. Love worketh no ill to his neighbor: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.
Page 29 - But the responsibility for the due discharge of all these functions of which it has relieved itself, remains with it intact yet. But unfortunately, no sooner does the church rid itself of the onerous responsibility with which it was formerly saddled, than it seems to abandon all interest and care in what used to be its special work; and what was heretofore regarded as distinctly Christian work, is often handed over to men who have not the slightest trace of Christian principle. In this respect the...
Page 5 - My kingdom.' The mere figures are significant: the term 'kingdom' is used in the Gospels to denote His society 1 12 times, and almost always by Himself; but 'Church' only twice. Now, the names are either synonymous or they are not. If they are synonymous, it must be possible to translate the Church into the terms of the kingdom, and the kingdom into the terms of the Church. If they are not, then the kingdom, as Christ's most used, most emphasized, and most descriptive name for His society, must contain...
Page 6 - In the largest sense of the word we may say that the kingdom of God is th'e whole social organism so far as it is affected by divine influences.

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