Strictures on the review of dr. Spring's Dissertation on the means of regeneration in the Christian spectator for 1829, 第 24 卷

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第 32 頁 - And when he came to himself, he said, how many hired servants of my father's have bread enough and to spare, and I perish with hunger...
第 46 頁 - Who then is Paul, and who is Apollos, but ministers by whom ye believed, even as the Lord gave to every man ? I have planted, Apollos watered; but God gave the increase. So then neither is he that planteth any thing, neither he that watereth ; but God that giveth the increase.
第 42 頁 - And a certain woman named Lydia, a seller of purple, of the city of Thyatira, which worshipped God, heard us: whose heart the Lord opened, that she attended unto the things which were spoken of Paul.
第 19 頁 - This self-love or desire of happiness is the primary cause or reason of all acts of preference or choice which fix supremely on any object.
第 10 頁 - God or in the world; let him pursue this inquiry, if need be, till it result in the conviction that such happiness is to be found in God only ; and let him follow up this conviction with that intent and engrossing contemplation of the realities which truth discloses, and with that stirring up of his sensibilities in view of them, which shall invest the world, when considered as his only portion, with an aspect of insignificance, of gloom and even of terror, and which shall chill and suspend his present...
第 19 頁 - Of all specific voluntary action, the happiness of the agent, in some form, is the ultimate end...
第 10 頁 - Divine truth does not become a means to this end, until the selfish principle so long , cherished in the heart is suspended; and the mind is left to the control of that constitutional desire of happiness which is an original principle of our nature. Then it is, we apprehend, that God and the world are contemplated by the mind as objects of choice, substantially as they would be by a being who had just entered on existence, and who was called upon for the first time to select the one or the other...
第 46 頁 - We have this treasure in earthen vessels/ says St. Paul, speaking of the great Christian behest, entrusted to the ministry, ' we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God and not of us.
第 19 頁 - The answer which human consciousness gives, is, that the being constituted with a capacity for happiness desires to be happy ; and knowing that he is capable of deriving happiness from different objects, considers from which the greatest happiness may be derived, and as in this respect he judges or estimates their relative value, so he chooses or prefers the one or the other as his chief good.
第 10 頁 - We have already said that the sinner is the subject of that constitutional desire of happiness, called self-love, to which no moral quality pertains. Let the sinner then, as a being who loves happiness and desires the highest degree of it, under the influence of such a desire, take into solemn consideration the question whether the highest happiness is to be found in God or...

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