Select Notes of the Preaching of the Late Rev Rowland Hill, a M
Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2009 - 142 halaman
Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: bellows that blow up a man to some fervency in action; but the true fire that contributes a heavenly frame to a service is the love of God. A supreme veneration and affection towards him pervading the mind, infusing life into the soul, and vigour into the spiritual conduct, are fruits of conversion. The understanding becomes enlightened, and the will elevated to the glorious origin of all good. The spiritual eye sees the excellence of the things of God; the ear listens to his voice; and the feet run joyfully in the way of his commandments. Old things pass away, all things become new?the mind, the will, the affections, the actions. As the converted man has received Christ Jesus the Lord, so he walks in him. That which is implanted in the nature is imprinted on the life. Religion in the heart is the result of a translation from death unto life.9 As whatever came to us from the first Adam is mortal, so whatever comes to us from the second Adam is vital, animating the faculties of the soul as the faculties of the soul quicken the body. Hence the expression of St. Paul, 'body, soul, and spirit becomes intelligible; and the new birth?for, remember, no one can deny the scriptural phrase born again?is found not to be a mere figure, but a real change.Let the Scotch reviewer know that its subjects are not hypocrites. Hypocrisy is the shadow of christianity; conversion is its living, illumined substance; hypocrisy is a form, piety is a power; hypocrisy is a piece of art, regeneration is a new nature, and, according to the word of God, essential to salvation. 3 John iii, 14. But in the article, parts of which I am now endeavouring to controvert, objection is made to the statements of evangelical preachers as to the agency by which conversion takes place. They, says it...
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