Mr. Cudworth's Sermon Preached Before the Honble House of Commons, at Westminster, March 31st, 1647: Reprinted, and Dedicated to W.M. Thackeray, Esquire

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J.T. Wheeler, and sold in London, 1852 - Christianity - 63 pages

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Page 1 - And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, " I know him," and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
Page 46 - But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes ; and the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves ; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...
Page 51 - Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness ; and your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace : Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God...
Page 52 - Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee ; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face : so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
Page 40 - Christ and the gospel are light, and there is no darkness at all in them : if you say, that you know Christ and his gospel, and yet keep not Christ's commandments, but dearly hug your private darling corruptions, you are liars, and the truth is not in you; you have no acquaintance with the God of light, nor the gospel of light.
Page 49 - ... enliveneth us : but if once we let it break out, and catch hold of the thatch of our flesh, and kindle our corrupt nature, and set the house of our body on fire, it is no longer zeal, it is no heavenly fire, it is a most destructive and devouring thing.
Page 22 - ... and glorious appearing of the great God, and our Saviour Jefus Chrift ; who gave himfelf for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity^ and ' purify unto himfelf a peculiar people, zealous of ' good works : Thefe things fpeak and exhort, and.
Page 7 - ... hearts ; and there to read the mild and gentle characters of God's love to us, in our love to him, and our hearty compliance with his heavenly will : As it is safer for us, if we would see the sun, to look upon it here below in a pail of water, than to cast up our daring eyes upon the body of the .sun itself, which is too radiant and scorching for us. The best...
Page 51 - Wherefore take unto you the whole armour of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand.
Page 8 - The way to obtain a good assurance, indeed, of our title to heaven, is not to clamber up to it by a ladder of our own ungrounded persuasions, but to dig as low as hell by humility and self-denial in our own hearts.

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