The works of Robert Hall. With a brief memoir of his life, by dr. Gregory; and observations on his character as a preacher, by J. Foster. Publ. under the superintendence of O. Gregory, Volumen2
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Página 394 - man's servant ? to his own master he standeth or falleth. One man esteemeth one day above another; another esteemeth every day alike. He that observeth a day, observeth it to the Lord: he that observeth not a day, observeth it not to the Lord. He that eateth not, to the Lord he eateth not; he that eateth, eateth to the Lord.
Página 280 - confess (or profess} with thy mouth," saith St. Paul, "the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved: for with the heart man believeth unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession (or profession) is made unto salvation." Rom. x. 9. We find the same writer on another occasion exhorting christians to hold fast the profession of
Página 35 - did not fail, for a time, to produce prodigious effects. The reader is requested to notice the terms employed to describe the effects of John's ministry, and compare them with the language of the historian, in depicting the most prosperous state of the church. " Then went out to him Jerusalem, and all Judaea, and all the coast round about
Página 280 - fast the profession of our faith without wavering."—Heb. x. 23. It is to the faithful, considered as such, without distinction of sects and parties, that St. Paul addresses the following exhortation : " Wherefore, holy brethren, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our profession, Christ Jesus."—Heb. iii. 1. In the Epistle to the Hebrews alone, the phrase our profession occurs three times, and in each instance
Página 25 - if thou be the Christ, tell us plainly:" he replied, " I have told you, and ye believe not: the works •which I do in my Father's name they bear witness of me."* From this passage it is evident that our Lord had not, hitherto, publicly and explicitly
Página 469 - all the privileges attached to the christian profession, Peter founds his argument on this very principle. " And God, which knoweth the heart, bare them witness, giving them the Holy Ghost, even as unto us, and put no difference between
Página vii - What charter hath Christ given the church to bind men up to, more than himself hath done? or to exclude those from her society who may be admitted into heaven ? Will Christ ever thank men at the great day for keeping such out from communion with
Página 55 - in the primitive and apostolic practice, now demands our notice. That the apostles, when endued with power from on high, understood our Lord in the sense for which we plead, and practised accordingly, is quite evident. Then they that gladly received his word were, what ? admitted to the Lord's table ? No, but baptized :— And the same day there were added to them about three thousand
Página 44 - the Holy Ghost; teaching them to observe whatsoever I have commanded you." From baptism being mentioned first after teaching, it is urged that it ought invariably to be administered immediately after effectual instruction is imparted, and consequently before an approach to the Lord's table. Whence it is concluded that to communicate with such as are unbaptized, is a violation of divine order.*