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Poor Doubting Christian Drawn to Christ by Thomas Hooker

Author: Thomas Hooker
Book title: Poor Doubting Christian Drawn to Christ
ISBN10: 0801042461
ISBN13: 978-0801042461
Publisher: Baker Pub Group (June 1, 1981)
Language: English
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Poor Doubting Christian Drawn to Christ by Thomas Hooker

Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1845. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER V. How shall a man be trained up, that he may get the skill of living by faith §* 1/'■ VERY man hath his shifts and tricks, and S*#S lives by his own devices; and the devil hath enough of them in the world that live this life; but the best life of all is little looked after. Now for an answer, know thus much, that there are three particulars for the training up the heart to learn this skill of living by faith. 1. We must labour to get matter for our faith to work upon. 2. We must labour to fit faith for the work. 3. We must labour to order our faith aright in the work. I. First, we must provide matter for our faith to work upon. For this we see ordinarily, if a workman want mutter to work upon, either a carpenter or the like ; he must needs cease his work, and he can go no further. And if a man's work fails, how can he provide for his family? This is the complaint of poor people now-a-days, that they have no work. So it is in a Christian's course; many poor Christians that are newly set up, and are not aforehandin the world, they want even matter for their faith. I mean some are ignorant and cannot read, and some have not means of a preaching-ministry, others have but small parts and cannot hear, and little do they retain of what they do hear. The promises of God are not understood, nor remembered, nor rightly applied. They live marvellously poor, when they might live very comfortably in the world. Now the matter of our faith, is the whole word of God. As the spider gathers poison out of every flower; so the bee gathers honey out of the same flowers, and out of the sweetest flower she sucks the most honey. Oh the word of God, how full of sweet flowers is it! There, the sharpest terrors, and the most fearful plagues too. A gracious heart will gather sweetness out o...
Reviews (3)
Querlaca
Of all the books i have read on this topic,i find Hooker the most helpful.Having struggled with this issue himself ,Hooker is experienced in guiding doubting souls to the all sufficient savior.Christinans many times are perplexed with doubts of an assured interest in Christ, this book is for such readers.The grounds for certainty are addressed in a simple and understandable style.Any pastor who has the care of souls should read this small but informative book.Also those who find themselves in question as to their eternal state would surely benefit from what they find on these pages.Hooker was one of the founders of Hartford, Connecticut and also influenced the formation of the government of early new England.
Whilingudw
Thomas Hooker is my ancestor and it was fun to have his writings
OCARO
I received my purchase promptly and it was in the condition the seller stated it would be. I was very pleased.

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