The Christian's duty in the present crisis: a sermon



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第 7 頁 - thereof." He beholds Christ's spiritual church, the only true church, numbering among its numbers ALL TRUE BELIEVERS OF EVERY DENOMINATION, ALL WHO LOVE THE LORD JESUS CHRIST in sincerity, and walk according to godliness; he beholds it and exclaims, v. 5. " God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved: God shall help her and that right early. The heathen raged, the kingdoms were moved
第 15 頁 - the Lord of Hosts is with us, and that the God of Jacob is our refuge.
第 9 頁 - say to the stormy passions of men peace be still. But can we hope this of many who imagine themselves to be the most staunch champions of orthodoxy, and the boldest defenders of the faith ? We judge no man ; but let all beware of wielding carnal weapons in defence of a
第 10 頁 - But while this general supplication includes all, we may well enquire whether in our own minds we intended to include all : not our friends merely but our enemies ; not those only who agree with us, but them also who differ from us. And when the apostle bids us
第 10 頁 - these fervent supplications and prayers for all, he means for all men individually ; for the miserable, the afflicted, and persecuted ; for the prisoner and captive ; for the ungodly and profane; for all those who are deluded by superstition and error; by ignorance and spiritual darkness. Here then again is a subject of enquiry. Do we pray continually and earnestly for them whose
第 8 頁 - OF THANKS, BE MADE FOR ALL MEN/' Now, I fear that that duty which the apostle here inculcates, as " FIRST OF ALL," is the last of all which many discharge, many who are most active in the defence of
第 10 頁 - any sinner to perish, but that sinner's own perverse heart and corrupt affections. Wherefore we have all joined in the scriptural petition of our Litany this day, " That it would please Thee to have mercy upon all men.
第 16 頁 - 15 But I am anxious rather to inculcate the corresponding duty of a Christian subject, which he owes to a tolerant government ; viz. himself to lead a quiet and