A Practical Directory for Young Christian Females eBook

Harvey Newcomb
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14. The World of Woe. Contemplated for the purpose of arousing the attention to the condition of the impenitent. (1.) The place itself—­the prison-house of the universe.  Matt. 25:46. (2.) In what manner it is described.  Isa. 33:14.  Matt. 13:42, f.c.  Rev. 20:14. (3.) What will constitute the misery of that dread abode. [1.] The consciousness of guilt.  Rom. 3:19. [2.] The recollection of mercies abused.  Rom. 9:22. [3.] The company that will be there.  Matt. 25:41.  Rev. 21:8. [4.] The wrath and curse of Almighty God.  Rom. 2:8, 9. [5.] The reflection that this misery is to have no end.  Mark 9:14. (4.) What will be the employments of that place.  Matt. 13:42. 24:51.  How we ought to feel, in regard to those who are exposed to this awful doom.  Matt. 22:39. (6.) What we should do for them.  Jude 23, f.c.

III.  CHARACTER OF CHRIST.

1.  It is unlike that of any other being in the universe

2.  A mysterious complexity in his character, which we call a union of two natures—­a combination of attributes, all of which can neither be ascribed to men, nor to angels, nor to God.  Gen. 19:10.  Num. 24:17.  Job 19:23-27.  Ps. 2:7, 12, c. 1.  Isa. 6:1-3. 9:5, 6. 28:16. 15:10-12, 21—­25.  Ps. 22:  6.  Isa. 49:7. 52:14. 53:2, 3.

3.  Christ is a man.  Phil. 2:8.  John 1:14.  Luke 21:39.  Heb. 2:17. 5:8.

4.  He is God. (1.) The Scriptures represent Christ as pre-existing, in a glorious character, before he appeared in this world.  John 1:1, 2. 3:13. 6:38. 17:5.  Heb. 1:10. (2.) They represent that, in passing from that state to this, he suffered a humiliating change. 2 Cor. 8:9.  Phil. 2:6, 7. (3.) The Scriptures directly assert that he possessed a superhuman nature.  Heb. 1:4, 6.  Col. 2:9. (4.) This superhuman nature is divine—­the names of God are ascribed to him—­the attributes of God are ascribed to him—­he is represented as performing the works of God.  Com.  Luke 1:16, 17, with Isa. 40:3, and Isa. 6:1-3, with John 12:41.  Rom. 9:5.  John 20:28. 1 John 5:20. 1 Ti. 3:16.  John 1:2.  Rev. 22:13.  Isa. 44:6.  Acts 1:24.  John 2:24.  Jer. 17:10. 1 Kings 8:39.  Matt. 9:2. 18:20. 28:20.  John 10:15.  Isa. 44:24.  Gen. 1:1.  Heb. 1:10.  Jer. 10:12.  Col. 1:16.  John 1:3.  Phil. 3:21.  John 5:21.  Rev. 1:5, 6.  He performed miracles in his own name.  He was worshiped by inspired men who knew his character; and the Scriptures encourage such worship.  Acts 7:59. 2 Ti. 4:18. 2 Cor. 12:8.  Acts 1:21. 1 Thess. 3:12. 2 Thess. 2:16.  Phil. 2:10.  Heb. 1:6.  Rev. 5:8-14.

Contemplate the character of Christ in its moral and practical relations; (1.) As illustrating or exhibiting the character of God; (2.) As confirming and sustaining his moral government, while it admits the exercise of mercy; (3.) As the medium through which all our duties are to be performed; (4.) As the foundation of our hopes.

IV.  NAMES AND OFFICES OF CHRIST.

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