treatise of the fear of God ; The greatness of the soul ; A holy life

by John Bunyan

Publisher: Clarendon Press in Oxford

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Includes bibliographical references.

Other titlesTreatise of the fear of God., Greatness of the soul., Holy life.
StatementJohn Bunyan ; edited by Richard L. Greaves.
SeriesThe miscellaneous works of John Bunyan ;, v. 9, Oxford English texts
ContributionsGreaves, Richard L.
LC ClassificationsBR75 .B73 1976, vol. 9
The Physical Object
Paginationxlv, 365 p. ;
Number of Pages365
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4425975M
ISBN 100198127375
LC Control Number79041800

Bunyan, John, Treatise on the Fear of God. Bridges, Jerry, The Joy of Fearing God. Waterbrook Press, , Martin, Albert, The Forgotten Fear: Where Have All the God Fearers Gone? Reformation Heritage Books, Montgomery, Mattie, Scary God: Introducing the Fear of the Lord to the Postmodern Church. Thomas Nelson, That holy love may be augmented still more and more in every one of us --How easy our Saviour has made the increase of love --How a soul in charity makes progress in it --Of holy perseverance in sacred love --That the happiness of dying in heavenly charity is a special gift of God --That we cannot attain to perfect union with God in this mortal. TREATISE ON THE LOVE OF GOD: By St Francis de Sales: Book XI. Of The Sovereign Authority Which Sacred Love Holds Over All The Virtues, Actions And Perfections Of The Soul. Ch How Servile Fear Remains Together With Holy Love. Read "A Treatise of the Fear of God (Illustrated Edition)" by John Bunyan available from Rakuten Kobo. John Bunyan (28 November 31 August ) was an English Christian writer and preacher, famous for writing The Pilg.

As he says, "No fears, no grace. Though there is not always grace where there is the fear of hell, yet to be sure there is no grace where there is no fear of God." Where this fear of God is genuine, it is not an occasional exercise, but an abiding principle. "Be in the fear of the Lord all the day long." Proverbs The Cross of Christ. The second path to the fear of God is meditation on the cross, where Christ suffered and died for the sins of his people. Trying to earn the pleasure of God by keeping his commandments is hopeless, "because by the works of the Law no flesh will be justified in His sight; for through the Law comes the knowledge of sin" (Rom. ).   Published the year after his world-wide bestseller, Pilgrim’s Progress, this work on the Fear of God is misunderstood & neglected. Yet, anything from the pen of the converted tinker is worth its weight in gold. Bunyan was not only a master of the Word of God — ‘prick him and he bleeds holy scripture,’ — he was a Christian of rare distinction and experienced in the ways of the.   18 discussion posts. Susan Margaret said: Feel free to post your comments. More to follow.., Irene said: My copy has been sitting unread on my book s.

The Treatise on the Love of God has well been called "the greatest work of genius in theology since St. Thomas, and one of the most learned." After laying the Scholastic groundwork (Book 1 of the Treatise), St. Francis de Sales launches into a masterful combination of theological principles and practical application regarding divine love-which.   After having received a vision of purgatory, St. Catherine of Genoa could not say enough about the happiness which is to be found there. Of course, the Saint did not mince words about the pain. The God Delusion is a book by English biologist Richard Dawkins, a professorial fellow at New College, Oxford, and former holder of the Charles Simonyi Chair for the Public Understanding of Science at the University of Oxford.. In The God Delusion, Dawkins contends that a supernatural creator, God, almost certainly does not exist and that belief in a personal god qualifies as a delusion. The Fear of God is expected from all beings made in God’s image. The central portion of the book describes the fears that people have in their spiritual search. Those fears are variously identified as exclusively ungodly fear, as provisionally godly fear, and as perpetually godly fear. A misplaced fear is described and known as the fear of.

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A scholarly edition of The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan: Treatise of the Fear of God; Greatness of the Soul; Holy Life by Richard L. Greaves. The edition presents an authoritative text, together with an introduction, commentary notes, and scholarly apparatus.

: The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan: Volume 9: A Treatise of the Fear of God, The Greatness of the Soul, A Holy Life (|c OET |t Oxford English Texts) (): Greaves, Richard L.: Books. "The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan, Vol. 9: A Treatise of the Fear of God; The Greatness of the Soul; A Holy Life" published on by Oxford University Press.

The great line of distinction that Bunyan draws is between that terror and dread of God, as the infinitely Holy One, before whom all sin must incur the intensity of punishment; and the love of God, as the Father of mercies, and fountain of blessedness, in the gift of his Son, and a sense of adoption into his family; by the influences of which the soul fears to offend him.

This fear is purely evangelical; for if the. A TREATISE ON THE FEAR OF GOD "BLESSED IS EVERY ONE THAT FEARETH THE LORD."—PSALM "FEAR GOD."—REVELATION This exhortation is not only found here in the text, but is in several other placesof the Scripture pressed, and that with much vehemency, upon the children of men,as in Ecclesiastes ; 1 Peter&c.

The lions, the wicked people of the world that fear not God, are not made sharers in this great privilege; all things fall out to them contrary, because they fear not God.

In the midst of their sufficiency, they are in want of that good that God puts into the worst things that the man that feareth God. A TREATISE OF THE FEAR OF GOD51 9. They that take more heed to their own dreams than to the Word of God, fear not God. This also is plain from the Word—“For in the multitude of dreams, there arealso divers.

vanities, but fear thou God” ; that is, take heed unto his Word (Eccl ; Isa ). This ungodly fear hath a great hand in keeping of the soul from trusting only to Christ's righteousness for justification of life.

Fifth. This ungodly fear of God is that which will put men upon adding to the revealed will of God their own inventions, and their own performances of them, as a means to pacify the anger of God.

The Old Testament is full of the love of God. Read the book of Deuteronomy or the book of Hosea. The New Testament speaks often of the fear of God. Fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell (Mat.

Jesus said this about his Father in heaven, and he said it to his disciples. The command to fear God is a New Testament command (1. The Fear of God Priority of Fearing God Prov. Prov. ; (Psalm ) The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of the holy one is Wisdom – the art and skill of making decisions that please God in life, particularly in regards to relationships with others.

It is righteous living, not mere intelligence. NINE years have now elapsed since Albertus Pighius, the Campanian, a man of evidently phrensied audacity, attempted, at the same time, and in the same book, to establish the free-will of man.

and to subvert the secret counsel of God, by which He chooses. A Treatise On The Fear Of God (summary) “Blessed Is Every One That Feareth The Lord.” — Psa. 1 “Fear God.” — Rev. Introduction: The Direction to Fear God is Found Throughout the Scripture.

A The Scripture presents us with God the Creator and Sustainer. 1 He is incomprehensible power. Buy The Miscellaneous Works of John Bunyan: Volume IX: A Treatise of the Fear of God; The Greatness of the Soul; A Holy Life: Treatise of the Fear of God; Soul; Holy Life Vol 9 (Oxford English Texts) by Bunyan, John, Greaves, Richard L., Sharrock, Roger Author: John Bunyan.

Thirteenth. There flows from this fear, this godly fear, a great delight in the holy commands of God, that is, a delight to be conformable unto them.

"Blessed is the man that feareth the Lord, that delighteth greatly in his commandments" (Psa ). Defining Greatness of Soul. Aristotle called greatness of soul “a sort of crown of the virtues” (NE IVa1–3), and it’s obvious he thought it one of, if not the most, important of all the virtues.

It seems especially important to study this now, given how the Left attributes every success to privilege rather than someone’s own. As we contemplate His majestic greatness, it is unthinkable that any rational creature would not fear such a God. If a creature knows God as He is revealed, he cannot help but fear Him.

The principle for us as God’s people is this: If you would grow in the fear of God, then you must feed your soul on the majestic greatness of God. Although a sinner does evil a hundred times and may lengthen his life, still I know that it will be well for those who fear God, who fear Him openly.

But it will not be well for the evil man and he will not lengthen his days like a shadow, because he does not fear God. In conclusion. His Holiness has embellished this treatise with a rich appendix of various thoughts culled from spiritual writers, and preceded by the sermon of the great Bishop of Hippo upon the "Fear of God and True Humility.".

1 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High Will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. 2 I will say to the LORD, My refuge and my fortress, My God, in whom I trust!". 3 For it is He who delivers you from the snare of the trapper And from the deadly pestilence.

4 He will cover you with His pinions, And under His wings you may seek refuge; His faithfulness is a shield and bulwark. In this insightful treatise on the Fear of God, Pastor Arnold Frank writes as a Puritan born out of time. Frank’s love and appreciation for the seventeenth century English Puritans is evident throughout as he carefully sets forth the forgotten and largely misunderstood teaching of Biblical s:   Here are 10 Quotes from The Treatise of Prayer 1.

“When the soul has passed through the doctrine of Christ crucified, with true love of virtue and hatred of vice, and has arrived at the house of self-knowledge and entered therein, she remains, with her door barred, in watching and constant prayer, separated entirely from the consolations.

And He deserves our holy fear. Recommended resource: If you want to grow in the Spirit of the Fear of the Lord, I strongly encourage you to read A.W. Tozer's book The Knowledge of the Holy. This is the one book I have read, other than the Bible, that has changed my life the MOST.

It is short, and it will wreck you for God. The book of Proverbs is filled with references on how those who “fear” the Lord have access to God’s life-giving power. The fear of the Lord can prolong life “The fear of the LORD prolongs life, But the years of the wicked will be shortened.” It preserves and protects our life “The fear of the LORD is a fountain of life.

The fear of God in which godliness consists is the fear which constrains adoration and love. It is the fear which consists in awe, reverence, honour, and worship, and all of these on the highest level of exercise.

It is the reflex in our consciousness of the transcendent majesty and holiness of God. Book I. The treatise begins with St. Hilary's own spiritual history, the events of which are displayed, no doubt, more logically and symmetrically in the narrative than they had occurred in the writer's experience.

He tells of the efforts of a pure and noble soul, impeded, so far as we hear, neither by unworthy desires nor by indifference, to find an adequate end and aim of life.

"The fear of God could be nothing less than the soul of rectitude. It is the apprehension of God's glory that constrains the fear of his name. It is that same glory that commands our totality commitment to him, totality trust and obedience. The fear of God is but the reflex in our consciousness of the transcendent perfection which alone could.

The fear of God is a very important aspect in a Christian’s life because it is a characteristic of the Holy Spirit. A lack of the fear of God in a person’s life means they have a lack of sensitivity to the Holy Spirit. Without the fear of God a person becomes unbalanced in their understanding of God, and in their relationship with the Lord.

A Treatise on the Fear of God. A Treatise on the Fear of God By John Bunyan. A treatise on the Fear of God is a very long single chapter work on this theme, with hundred of verses to support its various points. Books Six and Seven discuss the importance of practicing love through prayer, while Books Eight and Nine express the importance of submitting to God's will.

The final three books are devoted to exploring the practical importance of God's holy love in our lives. De Sales' Treatise is. The Gifts of the Holy Spirit are blessings given to our souls, to enhance and refine the natural powers that our souls possess. “‘Soul’ refers to the innermost aspect of man, that which is of greatest value in him, that by which he is most especially in God’s image: ‘soul’ signifies the spiritual principle in man.”2.

The holy sight of glory will tend to unite the blessed with God XV. There will be sundry degrees in the union of the blessed with God BOOK IV.

THE DECAY AND RUIN OF CHARITY I. We may lose the love of God so long as we are in this life II. How the soul's love grows cold III. How we forsake Divine for earthly love IV.Holy Scripture teaches and forewarns, saying, My son, when you come to the service of God, stand in righteousness and fear, and prepare your soul for temptation.

And again: In pain endure, and in your humility have patience; for gold and silver is tried in the fire, but acceptable men in .Book VII. Of The Union Of The Soul With Her God, Which Is Perfected In Prayer.

1. How Love Effects The Union Of The Soul With God In Prayer. 2. Of The Various Degrees Of The Holy Union Which Is Made In Prayer. 3. Of The Sovereign Degree Of Union By Suspension And Ravishment.