Welcome to Scribd, the world's digital library. Read, publish, and share books and documents. See more
Download
Standard view
Full view
of .
Save to My Library
Look up keyword
Like this
1Activity
0 of .
Results for:
No results containing your search query
P. 1
An Essay on Temptation.

An Essay on Temptation.

Ratings: (0)|Views: 2 |Likes:
Published by glennpease
BY REV WINES, D. D


Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1865,


DEALS WITH SOME SPECIFIC PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE AND THEIR TEMPTATIONS
BY REV WINES, D. D


Entered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1865,


DEALS WITH SOME SPECIFIC PEOPLE IN THE BIBLE AND THEIR TEMPTATIONS

More info:

Published by: glennpease on Sep 10, 2013
Copyright:Attribution Non-commercial

Availability:

Read on Scribd mobile: iPhone, iPad and Android.
download as PDF, TXT or read online from Scribd
See more
See less

04/13/2014

pdf

text

original

 
A ESSAY O TEMPTATIO.BY REV WIES, D. DEntered according to the Act of Congress, in the year 1865,THE TRUSTEES OF THEPRESBYTERIA BOARD OF PUBLICATIO,COTETS.CHAPTER I.PAGEPlan of the Work 9CHAPTER II.The ature of Temptation. The prayer, " Lead us not intotemptation," pre-eminently a Christian petition — Trial theessential idea of Temptation — Applied both to material ob- jects and rational beings — The term used in a more restrictedsense to denote provocations to sin 11CHAPTER III.The Sources of Temptation. Three Chief Sources of Temp-tation. First : Satan — All direct temptation to sin attributedin Scripture to this malignant Spirit, called by pre-emi-nence the Tempter — His design, the utter ruin of mankind — His " devices" — His unequalled fertility of resources. Second :
 
the World — The word taken in a twofold sense, as denotingthe things of the world and the men of the world. In theformer sense, there is a tempting power both in its good andits evil things — In the latter sense, there is a tempting power34 COTETS.PAGEboth in the opinions and the example of men — Four thingsin the conduct of men especially hurtful to the interests of the soul, its forgetfulness of God, its indifference to thegospel, its low and false standard of morality, and its mis-taken estimate of happiness — The young believer especiallyliable to these evil influences. Third : the Flesh — The pri-mal source of temptation in our own hearts — The flesh ourgreatest enemy. The flesh a hidden and treacherous enemy. 16CHAPTER IV.The Strength of Temptatiox. The special power of Temp-tation lies in 1. Our general depravity. 2. Our besettingsin. 3. Its deceptive nature. 4. The fact that it alwayspromises some advantage. 5. The multiplicity and varietyof objects suited to allure and draw us into transgression 36CHAPTER V.Temptation to be Expected. 1. The Scriptures plainly tellus to look for temptation. 2. The character of the believeris such as to make it certain that he will feel the assaults of temptation. 3. His circumstances are such as to ensure thesame thing. 4. The experience of believers confirms thetruth that they are and ever must be subject to temptation... 42CHAPTER VI.
 
Temptation not Irresistible. Proofs: 1. The experience of God's people. 2. The nature of temptation. 3. The natureof divine grace. 4. The moral constitution of man. 5. Thedestiny of man. 6. The character of God. Practical Lea-sons : 1. Our duty in respect to temptation twofold, partly toshun it, partly to resist it. 2. Self-confidence an alarmingindication in a professing Christian. 3. The spirit of theCOTETS. 5PAQBgospel a spirit of compassion and kindness towards the fallen.4.. If we would resist temptation without, we must crucifycorruption within 48CHAPTER VII.The Refuge of the Tempted. This expressed in one word,Christ — Faith the principle by which we avail ourselves of Christ's strength. A warm, living, earnest trust in Christ theweapon whereby we overcome the world, the flesh, and thedevU 60CHAPTER VIII.Enduring Temptation. A benediction pronounced in Scrip-ture on the man that "endureth temptation." — Meaning of the term explained 64CHAPTER IX.The Agencies whereby Temptation is to be endured.The sources of strength for the endurance of temptation are1. To be sensible of our own weakness. 2. To know and feelthe all-sufiiciency of God. 3. To be aware of the dangers

You're Reading a Free Preview

Download
/*********** DO NOT ALTER ANYTHING BELOW THIS LINE ! ************/ var s_code=s.t();if(s_code)document.write(s_code)//-->