The Threefold Gift of God William Haslam

ISBN: 9781230334424

Published: September 12th 2013

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62 pages


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The Threefold Gift of God  by  William Haslam

The Threefold Gift of God by William Haslam
September 12th 2013 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 62 pages | ISBN: 9781230334424 | 9.38 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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter I. devotion.MoreThis 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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ... chapter I. devotion. Unto him that-loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood, And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father- to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever. Amen.--Rev. i. 5-6. E have spoken of our blessed Lord in His grace, as the object of faith for salvation and deliverance, and in His glory as the object of hope for separation- we come now to regard Him in Himself, as the object of love for devotion and service.

Having seen the effect of faith in saving us from sin and self, and the effect of hope in detaching us from the world, we shall see now how love binds us to One who was given to us for this, above all other purposes. We are not happy without trusting and hoping- and truly, without an object of love our lives are aimless, and restless, and dull.

The Lord God made us for Himself, and therefore made us dependent on Himself. We may not stand alone, as the sturdy oak of the forest, and battle for ourselves against the storms of the world- nay, rather, we are made like the ivy, or like the vine, which must needs have something to cling to in order to grow, so that clinging and climbing: up into it, it may grow luxuriantly, and bring forth fruit. We have therefore presented to us in the Word, not a Supreme Deity or a Trinity--for we cannot cling to abstractions--but a living, loving Person, who is in Himself the Triune Jehovah, manifest in the flesh-- a Friend that sticketh closer than a brother, who so loved us that He laid down His own life to save ours.

Such an one, made after the figure of a man, and according to the beauty of a man, hath the Father given, that He may be to us as the idol of our hearts, and remain in our houses to be worshipped. But, strange to say, multitudes of...



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