THE CHRISTIAN IMPERFECT, YET A SAINT

COLOSSIANS 3:12.—“Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering.” IT appears singular to the reader of St. Paul’s Epistles, that the apostle in one passage speaks of Christians as perfect, and in another …

We Differ From Unbelievers In Our Estimate Of Things.

We differ from unbelievers in our estimate of things. The unbeliever surveys the heavens and worships them, because he thinks them a divinity; he looks to the earth and makes himself a servant to it, and longs for the things of sense. But not so …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXIV

Gathered to His People “These are the days of the years of Abraham’s life which he lived; an hundred, threescore, and fifteen years. Then Abraham gave up the ghost, and died in a good old age, an old man, and full of years; and was …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXIII

The Soul’s Answer to the Divine Summons “I WILL GO!”—GEN. 24:58. CARRY back your mind for thirty-seven centuries. The soft light of an Oriental sunset falls gently on the fertile grazing grounds watered by the broad Euphrates; and as its gloom lights up all the …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXII

Machpelah, and its First Tenant “Give me a possession of a burying-place with you; that I may bury my dead out of my sight.”—GEN. 23:4. “And Abraham buried Sarah, his wife, in the cave of the field of Machpelah, before Mamre.”—GEN. 23:19. WHEN Abraham came …

ABRAHAM: OR, THE OBEDIENCE OF FAITH: Chapter XXI

The Greatest Trial of All “Take now thy son, thine only son Isaac, whom thou lovest; and offer him for a burnt offering.”—GENESIS 22:2. SO long as men live in the world, they will turn to this story with unwaning interest. There is only one …