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Craig L. Adams
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The Birth of Her First Child
Reflections on the Life of Madame Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon. She had now been married about a year. A number of things occurred about this time, which are worthy of notice. They tend to illustrate what I have remarked, in the preceding chapter, on the operat...

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Turning to God Anew
Reflections on the Life of Madame Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon. Her statement of some of her early trials: "It was then I began to eat the bread of sorrow, and mingle my drink with tears." Such are the expressions which convey to us her sense of her trials. It ...

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The Fruits of Suffering
Oh LET ME SUFFER, till I know The good that cometh from the pain, Like seeds beneath the wintry snow. That wake in flowers and golden grain. Oh LET ME SUFFER, till I find What plants of sorrow can impart, Some gift, some triumph of the mind, Some flower, so...

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Going Home
How pleasant 'tis, when life is run, And never more our steps shall roam, To say with joy, our work is done, And we are going home. How pleasant 'tis, our sorrows past, With better, brighter worlds in view, To give one parting look, the last. And say with j...

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On Religious Emotions
Religious emotions, whenever they make their appearance, should be so kept under control, as never to disturb the calmness of the perceptive and rational action of the mind. And the reason of the remark is this. True religion always has relation to the will...

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How Much it Costs to Bring a Soul to the Knowledge of God
Reflections on the Life of Madame Jeanne de la Mothe Guyon. In narrating the  various  providential dispensations and instrumentalities, which resulted in the spiritual renovation of Madame Guyon, we cannot well avoid noticing how much it costs to bring a s...

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Faith — Not Emotion
There is another class of persons, whose experience is something more than intellectual; but which, just so far as it exists independently of faith as its basis , cannot safely or justly be regarded, as a true religious experience. We refer to those, whose ...

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False Prophets
The statements of ecclesiastical history furnish evidence, conclusive as it is melancholy, that, in almost every age since the time of the Apostles, there have been individuals, who have professed to be the subjects of revelations; persons, to whom God, acc...

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Faith — Not Visions
If the life of faith is the true life, if in its results it develops and explains every thing that is true, good, and lovely in the characters and actions of holy men, it would seem to be a matter of course, that every thing else, which claims to be religio...

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God Angry with the Rebellious Nations
"Therefore, thus saith the Lord God, I will even rend it with a stormy wind in my fury; and there shall be an overflowing shower in mine anger, and great hail-stones in my fury to consume it." — Ezek. 13.13. Oh, God! when nations rise against thy power, And...
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