Meditations Upon Various and Important Subjects: And Short Prayers Annexed, Volume 2
J. Matthews [and others], 1793
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Page 458 - Where is boasting then? It is excluded. By what law? Of works? Nay; but by the law of faith.
Page 475 - And if by grace, then is it no more of works: otherwise grace is no more grace. But if it be of works, then it is no more grace: otherwise work is no more work.
Page 444 - Then shall they call upon me, but I will not answer; they shall seek me early, but they shall not find me : for that they hated knowledge, and did not choose the fear of the Lord : they would none of my counsel: they despised all my reproof. Therefore shall they eat of the fruit of their own way, and be filled with their own devices.
Page 435 - This only would I learn of you, Received ye the Spirit by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?
Page 462 - For I say, through the grace given unto me, to every man that is among you, not to think of himself more highly than he ought to think ; but to think soberly, according as God- hath dealt to every man the measure of faith.
Page 435 - Then he turned his face to the wall, and prayed unto the LORD, saying, I beseech thee, O LORD, remember now how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart, and have done that which is good in thy sight.
Page 439 - What shall we say then ? That the Gentiles, which followed not after righteousness have attained to righteousness, even the righteousness which is of faith ; but Israel, which followed after the law of righteousness, hath not attained to the law of righteousness. Wherefore ? Because they sought it not by faith, but as it were by the works of the law.
Page 392 - The condition of Man after the fall of Adam is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God. Wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
Page 421 - Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking go'odly pearls : who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.
Page 535 - What is man, that he should be clean? And he which is born of a woman, that he should be righteous? Behold, he putteth no trust in his saints ; Yea, the heavens are not clean in his sight. How much more abominable and filthy Is man, which drinketh iniquity like water?