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" The catechism says that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, which of course is applicable mainly to God as seen in his works. "
The New-England Primer: A History of Its Origin and Development - Page 270
publié par - 1897 - 354 pages
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The Writings of Henry David Thoreau, Volume 9

Henry David Thoreau - 1803 - 492 pages
...fear. We do not think first of the good, but of the harm things will do us. The catechism says that the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever, which of course is applicable mainly to God as seen in his works. Yet the only account of the beautiful...
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The Penny Tract Magazine and Christian Miscellany

1847 - 390 pages
...Spirit of God for success, agonizing to enter in at the strait gate — trusting wholly in Christ. • The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him for ever. If this end be not obtained, the great end of life is lost, and our very being will be an...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 1

1825 - 712 pages
...improper for me to say much to this enlightened audience upon the subject of general education. If the chief end of man is " to glorify God, and enjoy him for ever ;" and if reason is the distinguishing faculty ot man, then the early cultivation, and the...
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The Religious Monitor, and Evangelical Repository, Volume 3

1827 - 600 pages
...own glory; and in that church, Christian parents are solemnly bound to teach their children, that " The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him for ever:" and that, "The decrees of God are his eternal purpose, according to the counsel of his will,...
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Pastoral Memorials, Volume 2

John Ryland - 1828 - 534 pages
...creatures, and moral government. You have at least some general idea of your duty ; you will not deny that the chief end of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him for ever. Do you really pursue that end with sincerity and ardor ? Does it engross more of your thoughts...
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On the Incarnation of the Eternal Word

Marcus Dods - 1831 - 594 pages
...the whole history of the human race. The first lesson that our Church teaches her children is, that " The chief end of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him for ever ; " and it is upon this broad basis that all sound Theology must be built. But to the general...
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The Christian Universalist

Edward Mitchell - 1833 - 242 pages
...the truth in the answer given to the first question in tne Assembly's Catechism, where it is said, " The chief end of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever." With what pleasure will he now turn to the sacred page, and read, (John iii. 17,) " God sent not his...
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Annual Report of the Boston Female Anti-Slavery Society

Boston Female Anti-slavery Society - 1837 - 130 pages
...ecclesiasti-. cal mandates, or public outrage. Let us help one another to repel the idea, that while the chief end of man is to glorify God, and enjoy him forever — woman is sharer of the like glorious destiny, ' but as it were in sort or limitation.' Dear friends,...
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The National Preacher, Volumes 15 à 16

1841 - 592 pages
...regards man's spiritual nature, his high capacity to know, love, adore and obey God, and declares that " the chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him for ever." By the light of this principle, can he be regarded as truly a good man who habitually forgets...
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The Universalist Quarterly and General Review, Volume 24 ;Volume 44

1887 - 544 pages
...forms possible to it." (Outlines of Metaphysics, pp. 151-2.) This reminds us of the old catechism : " The chief end of man is to glorify God and enjoy him forever." Lotze's language indicates the way this chief end is to he brought about, that the laws of the universe,...
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