The Scale of Perfection

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John Philp, 1870 - Perfection - 296 pages

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Page 15 - Spirit in the inward man ; that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith ; to the end that ye, being rooted and grounded in love, may be strong to apprehend with all the saints what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ which passeth knowledge, that ye may be filled with all the fullness of God.
Page 11 - But we all with open face beholding as •in a glafs the glory of the Lord, are changed into the fame 'image, from glory to glory, even as by the Spirit of the Lord.
Page 240 - How that presence is felt may better be known by experience than by any writing ; for it is the life and the love, the might and the light, the joy and the rest of a chosen soul.
Page 291 - ... good, and all thoughts of the pains of hell, or of the joys of heaven. Surely these men are not wise : they are like to children that run after butterflies ; and because they look not to their feet, they sometimes easily fall down and break their legs. What is all the pomp...
Page 81 - I should give my body to be burnt, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.
Page 50 - Enter ye in at the strait gate : For wide is the gate, and broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be that go in thereat: Because strait is the gate, and narrow is the way that leadeth to life, and few there be that find it.
Page xxi - ... heaven." Then was this my marvel, that I saw our Lord God shewing to us no more blame than if we were as clean and as holy as angels be in heaven.
Page 291 - Surely these men are not wise; they are like children that run after butterflies, and because they look not to their feet they sometimes easily fall down, and break their legs. What is all the pomp, honours, riches, and jollity of this world but a butterfly? Surely it is no more, yea, it is much less. Therefore I pray thee be covetous of the joys of heaven, and thou shalt have honour and riches that shall last for ever.
Page 9 - Him, so perfectly that by ravishing of love the soul is oned for the time and conformed to the image of the Trinity.
Page xxxii - Mother, 1 for that He would all wholly become our Mother in all things, He took the Ground of His Works full low and full mildly in the Maiden's womb.

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