Discourses on the Christian Spirit and Life Cyrus Augustus Bartol

ISBN: 9781230260709

Published: September 12th 2013

Paperback

84 pages


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Discourses on the Christian Spirit and Life  by  Cyrus Augustus Bartol

Discourses on the Christian Spirit and Life by Cyrus Augustus Bartol
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 84 pages | ISBN: 9781230260709 | 6.25 Mb

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...gold, the freedom of theMoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1850 edition. Excerpt: ...gold, the freedom of the universe, the freedom certified to us of an everlasting progress in virtue and social blessedness, which no change can interrupt, is bestowed by Jesus Christ.

Here is the great point and peculiarity of our religion. This 15 lies not simply in its revelation of the fatherhood of God, and the brotherhood of men, glorious, inspiring, and fruitful doctrines as these are. Still less does it lie in any theory about human nature, or sin or salvation. It is to be found rather in the assured direction our religion gives to the long-questioning, groping, doubting faculties of the human mind- and in the clear, broad aim with which it raises the affections of the human heart, so long feeling after, if haply they might find their fate, and too often sadly, in their darkness, searching around the grave-stone and the narrow house as the last distinct objects in their doom.

It is in the home, in short, among eternal realities provided for the spirit that is in man, and a stranger on the earth ! I trust I do not open a vein of sentiment remote from any of you, or point to a source of relief for merely fictitious necessities.

Have you never, in your meditation, in your adversity, in your grief, in your satiety, in your uneasy longing, had the experience? As you have finished the ever-recurring routine of the days labor, while you listened to the monotonous cries of business, or as you heard the sounds of evening gayety, have you never become aware, that your soul was very much a stranger among these things- that it had faculties which could not be used upon them, and needed to abide in some higher objects, before it could be truly at home?

When your capacities of thought and emotion have been aroused by some special...



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