THE PRESENT LIFE AS RELATED TO THE FUTURE

THE PRESENT LIFE AS RELATED TO THE FUTURE William G.T. Shedd LUKE xvi. 25.—”And Abraham said, Son remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented.” The parable of Dives and Lazarus is one of the most solemn passages in […]

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THE USE OF FEAR IN RELIGION

THE USE OF FEAR IN RELIGION. William G.T. Shedd PROVERBS ix. 10.—”The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.” Luke xii. 4, 5.—”And I say unto you, my friends, Be not afraid of them that kill the body, and after that have no more that they can do. But I will forewarn you […]

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THE SIN OF OMISSION

THE SIN OF OMISSION William G.T. Shedd Matthew xix. 20.—”The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?” The narrative from which the text is taken is familiar to all readers of the Bible. A wealthy young man, of unblemished morals and amiable disposition, […]

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SIN IS SPIRITUAL SLAVERY

SIN IS SPIRITUAL SLAVERY William G.T. Shedd John viii. 34.—”Jesus answered them, Verily, verily I say unto you, whosoever committeth sin is the servant of sin.” The word [Greek: doulos] which is translated “servant,” in the text, literally signifies a slave; and the thought which our Lord actually conveyed to those who heard Him is, […]

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SELF-SCRUTINY IN GOD’S PRESENCE

SELF-SCRUTINY IN GOD’S PRESENCE. William G.T. Shedd ISAIAH, i. 11.—”Come now, and let us reason together, saith the Lord; though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” These words were at first addressed to the Church of God. The […]

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