A Sermon

A Sermon
A Sermon
Excerpt from A Sermon: Delivered at South Berwick, June 26, 1850, Before the Maine Missionary Society at Its Forty-Third AnniversaryThe design was distinctly specified. The agony of Calvary - and all the pains and sorrows of which this was the climax and the consummation, were declared to be of the nature of an atonement for human guilt, necessary, suitable and all-sufficient, by an exclusive dependence upon which, each hearer and believer of the fact would be saved from otherwise inevitable destruction, and secure the favor of God in this life, and at death, the pure, perfect and perpetual felicity of heaven. He further testified that the simple declaration of that fact was the divinely appointed means of moral reformation, and made no secret of his purpose to confine himself to this as the only instrument by which men could be raised from their degradation, cleansed from their pollution, exalted to the true dignity of a rational and immortal nature, and become the fit associates of the blessed - the inmates of the skies. All this he affirmed, not occasionally, but constantly; not in dark, mystic, and ambiguous phrase, but with great plainness of speech, avowedly repudiating that wisdom of words which would have veiled and hidden the native glory of his theme, and made the cross of Christ of none effect. This was "to the Jews, a stumbling block; and to the Greeks, foolishness."The least intelligent of the Gentile hearers of "the word" could readily perceive that this involved a charge against mankind at large of deep depravity and guilt - a charge which the ambassadors of Christ were never slow, in express terms, to advance and to sustain. Such a charge, save as to its extent and indiscriminateness, did not surprise them. Similar allegations often fell from the Mps of their most admired orators, and were plentifully interspersed throughout the writings of their most popular philosophers and poets.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.