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By W. R. Ward

Evangelicalism contributed to the nice transformation of principles within the smooth international. This 2006 publication represents a pioneering examine of discussions in the evangelical hobbies from valuable Europe to the yank colonies approximately what constituted evangelical id and of the foundation of the fraternity between evangelical leaders of strikingly assorted backgrounds. via a world examine of the main figures and hobbies within the early evangelical international, W. R. Ward goals to teach that down throughout the eighteenth century the evangelical elite had coherent solutions to the final highbrow difficulties in their day and that piety in addition to the enlightenment used to be an important motor of highbrow swap. even if, because the century wore at the evangelicals misplaced the power to nation a wide highbrow environment for his or her case, and once they entered on their interval of maximum social effect within the 19th century their former solidarity disintegrated into acute partisan wrangling.

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Does not the eye aim its arrow outward every time passion and desire tighten the bowstring? Does not the hand   To Need God Is Perfection grasp outward, is not his arm outstretched, and is not his ingenuity all-conquering? Deception! A human being is great and at his highest only when before God he recognizes that he is nothing in himself. Consider Moses or the so-called works of Moses. What is the deed of even the greatest hero; what are demolishing mountains and filling rivers compared with having darkness fall upon all Egypt!

In the crucial initial moment when one sets out and begins, a dangerous time indeed, enemy forces come and slip in a changeling promise, thus hindering one from making a genuine beginning. Alas, how many have been deceived in this manner, yes, as if cast under a spell!   The Greatest Danger Imagine a kind of medicine that possesses in full dosage a laxative effect but in a half dose a constipating effect. Suppose someone is suffering from constipation. ” What a tragedy! So it is with today’s Christianity.

It knows very well how to make friends with them. Cowardice settles deep in our souls like the idle mists on stagnant waters. From it arise unhealthy vapors and deceiving phantoms. The thing that cowardice fears most is decision; for decision always scatters the mists, at least for a moment. Cowardice thus hides behind the thought it likes best of all: the crutch of time. Cowardice and time always find a reason for not hurrying, for saying, “Not today, but tomorrow”, whereas God in heaven and the eternal say: “Do it today.

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