Sermons to the Natural Man: Lessons on the Will and Love of God, the Spiritual Slavery of Sin, and the Goodness of a Christian Life

Sermons to the Natural Man: Lessons on the Will and Love of God, the Spiritual Slavery of Sin, and the Goodness of a Christian Life

by William G. T. Shedd

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Overview

In twenty sermons, William G. T. Shedd discusses topics of spiritual life and Christian theology; God and His infinite knowledge of the world and of mankind, and the role of sin.

A great compendium of Shedd's finest preaching, this book was published in an attempt to express the divine truth of God. Unabashed about the lecture's focus on sin and the almighty power of the Lord, the words here attempt to explain the core truths of the Bible. Christ's life and purpose, the events and circumstances surrounding His life, and the ineffable tenets which all believers must heed - these topics stand at the core of what W. G. T. Shedd wishes to express.

The author is wary of attaining a balance in these writings, musing that it is all too easy for a learned man of God to slip too greatly toward severity. Another peril is omitting crucial analyses, or delving insufficiently into topics: from the outset, Shedd makes clear that he wishes to give readers his complete understanding of sin in Christian theology, and of the religious attributes of Christianity, with authenticity.

As one of Massachusetts' most lauded and accomplished Biblical theologians, William Shedd spent most of his life in the study of God. Throughout his career he published essays and sermons; voracious in his pursuit of understanding, he would also branch out into English literature, attaining a professorship in that subject.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781789870473
Publisher: Triangle Circle Square
Publication date: 12/18/2018
Pages: 180
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.41(d)

Table of Contents

Preface. iv

I - The Future State A Self-Conscious State. 9

II - The Future State A Self-Conscious State. 17

III - God's Exhaustive Knowledge of Man. 24

IV - God's Exhaustive Knowledge of Man. (continued). 32

V - All Mankind Guilty; Or, Every Man Knows More Than He Practises. 40

VI - Sin in The Heart the Source of Error in The Head.. 49

VII - The Necessity of Divine Influences. 58

VIII - The Necessity of Divine Influences. (continued). 65

IX - The Impotence of The Law... 73

X - Self-Scrutiny in God's Presence. 81

XI - Sin Is Spiritual Slavery. 89

XII - The Original and The Actual Relation of Man to Law... 101

XIII - The Sin of Omission.. 108

XIV - The Sinfulness of Original Sin.. 115

XV - The Approbation of Goodness is Not the Love of It. 123

XVI - The Use of Fear in Religion.. 132

XVII - The Present Life as Related to The Future. 143

XVIII - The Exercise of Mercy Optional with God.. 152

XIX - Christianity Requires the Temper of Childhood.. 161

XX - Faith the Sole Saving Act. 169

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