Extracts from the Letters of Samuel Rutherford

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Scripture Truth, 2008 - Religion - 96 pages
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The letters of Samuel Rutherford (1600-1661) have been a source of encouragement and inspiration to Christians for over 350 years; but to the modern reader their language and structure can often hinder the enjoyment of their true value. In 1913, Hamilton Smith (1862-1943) set out to make the heart of the letters (and of Rutherford himself) more accessible to the reader of his day. He organised a selection of extracts under topical headings covering such themes as warning, peace, evil, the Devil, death, comfort, pilgrimage, glory and, above all, Christ. Retaining Rutherford's original text, with occasional explanatory footnotes, he created a volume of devotional readings which have stood the test of time in sharing Rutherford's passion for the love of Christ. The publisher is pleased to make this classic work available once again.
 

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Contents

BIOGRAPHICAL INTRODUCTION
7
THE WORD OF WARNING
13
THE TROUBLED SOUL
21
THE WAY OF PEACE
26
THE PRESENT EVIL WORLD
31
THE FLESH AND THE DEVIL
37
THE DAY OF AFFLICTION
41
THE FIERY TRIAL
51
THE SHADOW OF DEATH
58
THE HOUSE OF MOURNING
61
THE WORD OF COMFORT
68
THE PILGRIM
74
THE ETERNAL WEIGHT OF GLORY
80
THE EXCELLENCIES OF CHRIST
87
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Samuel Rutherford (1600 1661) was a Scottish minister and covenanter best known for his political book, "Lex Rex; or, The Law and the Prince", for which he was charged with high treason and imprisoned. The book argued for limited government, as well as limitations on the current idea of the divine right of kings.

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