Makers of the Scottish Church

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T. & T. Clark, 1908 - Scotland - 212 pages
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Page 121 - Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to the Word of God. and the example of the best reformed Churches ; and we shall endeavour to bring the Churches of God in the three kingdoms to the nearest conjunction and uniformity in religion, confession of faith, form of Church government, directory for worship and catechising, that we, and our posterity after us, may, as brethren, live in faith and love, and the Lord may delight to dwell in the midst of us.
Page 116 - Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that entereth not by the door into the sheepfold, but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber.
Page 181 - I. to IV. Edited by JAMES HASTINGS, MA, DD With the assistance of JOHN A. SEL.BIE, MA, DD This great work has taken its place, as ' The Times ' says, as 'the standard authority for biblical students of the present generation.
Page 152 - Chalmers here writes, with the honesty and intrepidity which were part of his being, — " the author of this pamphlet can assert, from what to him is the ' highest of all authority, the authority of his own experience, that, after the satisfactory discharge of his^ parish duties, a minister may enjoy five days in the week of uninterrupted leisure, for the prosecution of any science in which his taste
Page 117 - O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.
Page 154 - Do this and live,' no peace, and even no true and worthy obedience, can ever be attained. It is ' Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved/ When this belief enters the heart, joy and confidence enter along with it. The righteousness, which we try to work out for ourselves, eludes our impotent grasp, and never can a soul arrive at true or permanent rest in the pursuit of this object.
Page 63 - Garnait They made the prayer, and health came to him. After that Columcille gave to Drostan that town, and blessed it, and left as (his) word, ' Whosoever should come against it let him not be many-eared [or] victorious.' Drostan's tears came on parting with Columcille. Said Columcille, ' Let DEAR [deara — tears], be its name henceforward.
Page 153 - My confinement," wrote Mr. Chalmers,* " has fixed on my heart a very strong impression of the insignificance of time — an impression which I trust will not abandon me though I again reach the heyday of health and vigour. This should be the first step to another impression still more salutary — the magnitude of eternity. Strip human life of its...
Page 37 - A few religious men to converse with thee of God and His Testament; to visit thee on days of solemnity; to strengthen thee in the Testaments of God and the narratives of the Scriptures. A person too who would talk with thee in idle words, or of the world ; or who murmurs at what he cannot remedy or prevent, but who would distress thee more should he be a tattler between friends and foes, thou shalt not admit him to thee, but at once give him thy benediction should he deserve it.
Page 153 - I remember that somewhere about the year 1811 I had Wilberforce's View put into my hands, and as I got on in reading it, felt myself on the eve of a great revolution in all my opinions about Christianity. I am now most thoroughly of opinion, and it is an opinion founded on experience, that on the system of 'Do this and live,' no peace, and even no true and worthy obedience, can ever be attained. It is ' Believe in the Lord Jesus Christ, and thou shalt be saved.

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