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made powerful by the Holy Ghost, for the conversion and true holiness of fallen man. Such writings can never be unprofitable.
The growing humility of Mr. Walker, and his increasing holiness, led him to greater expressions of sympathy with those he addressed in his later than in his earlier writings. The more really holy we are, the more like our Divine Redeemer we shall be, full of compassion and charity towards all suffering under the disease of sin — the worst of all our diseases, and which has so deeply infected us all ; and the more we grow in self-knowledge, while we increase in hatred of sin, the more we shall also have a yearning love over the souls of sinners, and tenderness, as well as holiness, in speaking of their sins. O how blessed is it to look backward to Jesus as having once appeared to put away sin by the sacrifice of himself! and, then again, to look forward to his coming again in the blessed hope that unto them that look for him, he shall appear the second time without sin unto salvation. Heb. ix. 26–28.
E. BICKERSTETH, Watton Rectory, June 4, 1836.
Wretched expositors of the Catechism, who do not explain the fall of
man and the deep apostasy of our nature
The Catechism sets forth true faith as the means of our being partakers
of salvation in Christ .
The baptismal vow consists of three parts, renunciation, faith, and obe-
deration of the parts themselves
Three corollaries. 1. Such as deny or are ignorant of their fallen state
cannot have accepted the offer of salvation, nor be possibly keep-
What is implied in this acceptance :
The dominion of God the Father is an absolute sovereignty
The command to Abraham about sacrificing his son Isaac .
rage to submission by promises . . . .