This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1892 Excerpt: ...will, it becomes partaker of the eternal life. This I conceive is salvation; I don't understand any other meaning of salvation. This is what I believe man was made for; his danger, his tempta...
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lf-will,--making himself his centre. This is sin, that which separates a man from God and his fellow-creatures. Jesus came to save men from sin, from this sin, which is the root and summing-up of all sin. This, then, is the salvation of Christ: I don't bolieve that He came to deliver men from any penalty. I believe that every penalty which God has inflicted on men has been for good, so that deliverance from it would be an evil. I cannot see any distinction between salvation and the conformity of the will to God. I agree with Mr. Brenton that I should expect more lasting results from a silent conversion than from a more excited one, still it is the actual turning to God which is the important matter. In this country we are all brought up from childhood with the great words of Christianity sounding in our ears, but they have no meaning to us until we hear them in the Spirit. This discovery of the truth does not make God our Father. He always was and is so; He is the Father of the prodigal whilst eating the husks with the swine; but until he knows His Father's love, he shuts out the eternal life, because he cannot trust his Father. He cannot open his will to let in and embrace his Father's Will, for that seems to threaten him with destruction; but when he discovers that that Will seeks only to deliver him from the disorder and confusion and misery which his blinded self-seeking has produced, then he can and will say, 'Search me, O God, and know my heart; try me, and know my thoughts, and see if there be any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting.' ...