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THOMAS CHALMERS, D. D.

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MINISTER OF THE TRON CHURCH, GLASGOW.

COMPLETE IN ONE VOLUME.

Philadelphia:
A. TOWAR, 19 ST. JAMES-ST. HOGAN & THOMPSON, 1394 MARKETST.

SOLD ALSO BY D. M. HOGAN, Pittsburg ; P. HAVEN, New York ;

PIERCE & PARKER, Boston ; D. WOODRUFF, Tuscaloosa, (Ala.)

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PUBLIC LIBRARY 151008

ASTOR, LENOX AND TILDER FOUNDATIONS.

1899

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CONTENTS.

EVIDENCES OF CHRISTIANITY. CEAPTER 1.-On the Principles of Historical Evi CHAP. VI.-Remarks on the Argument from Prodence, and their Application to the Question of phecy.

42 the Truth of Christianity.

Page 9 CHAP. VII.-Remarks on the Scepticism of GeoCeap. II.—On the Authenticity of the different logists.

45 Books of the New Testament

16 CHAP. VIII.-On the Internal Evidence, and the Char. III.-On the internal Marks of Truth and Objections of Deistical Infidels.

48 Honesty to be found in the New Testament. 21 CHAP. IX.-On the Way of Proposing the ArguChap. IV-On the Testimony of the Original Wit men to Atheistical Infidels.

56 Desses to the Truth of the Gospel Narrative. 27 Chap. X.-On the Supreme Authority of ReveCaap. V.-On the Testimony of Subsequent Wit lation.

58 30

DISCOURSES ON THE CHRISTIAN REVELATION, VIEWED IN

CONNEXION WITH THE MODERN ASTRONOMY.

Discourse I.-A Sketch of the Modern Astro Disc. V.-On the Sympathy that is felt for Man in nomy. 68 the Distant Places of Creation.

96 "When I consider thy heavens, the work of “I say unto you, that likewise joy shall be in thy fingers, the moon and the stars, which thou heaven over one sinner that repenteth, more than hast ordained; What is man, that thou art mind over ninety and nine just persons which need no fal of him ? and the son of man, that thou visitest repentance."--Luke xv. 7. him?"-Palm viii. 3, 4.

Disc. VI.-On the Contest for an Ascendency Disc. IL- The Modesty of True Science. 75 over Man, among the Higher Orders of Intelli*And if any man think that he knoweth any

gence.

102 thing, he knoweth nothing yet as he ought to “And having spoiled principalities and powers, koow."-1 Cor. viii. 2.

he made a show of them openly, triumphing over Disc. IIL-On the Extent of the Divine Conde them in it."-Col. ii. 15. scension.

83 Disc. VII. On the slender Infidence of mere "Who is like unto the Lord our God, who Taste and Sensibility in Matters of Religion. 107 dwelleth on high; Who humbleth himself to be. “And lo! thou art unto them as a very lovely bold the things that are in heaven, and in the song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can earth!"-Psalm cxii. 5, 6.

play well on an instrument; for they hear thy Disc. IV.-On the Knowledge of Man's Moral words, but they do them not."--Ezekiel xxxiii. History in the Distant Places of Creation. 89 32. “Which things the angels desire to look Appendix.

116 into.- 1 Peter i. 12.

SERMONS ON THE DEPRAVITY OF HUMAN NATURE.

SERMON I.-The Necessity of the Spirit to give in judgment. Neither is there any day's-man beEfect to the Preaching of the Gospel. 122 twixt us, that might lay his hand upon us both.”

"And my speech, and my preaching, was not --Job ix. 30—33. with enticing words of man's wisdom, but in de SERM. V.—The Judgment of Men, compared with monstration of the Spirit and of power; that your the Judgment of God.

147 faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but "With me it is a very small thing that I should in the power of God.”—1 Cor. ii. 4, 5.

be judged of you, or of man's judgment;--he that Stru. II.-The mysterious Aspect of the Gospel judgeth me is the Lord.”—1 Cor. iv. 3, 4. to the Men of the World.

130 SERM. VI.—The Necessity of a Mediator between "Then said I, Ah, Lord God! they say of me, God and Man.

154 Doth he not speak parables ?”—Ezek. xx. 49.

“Neither is there any day's-man betwixt us, SERN. III.—The Preparation necessary for Under that might lay his hand upon us both."

Job ix. 33. standing the Mysteries of the Gospel. 136 SERM. VII.—'The Folly of Men measuring them"He answered and said unto them, Because it selves by themselves.

158 is giren unto you to know the mysteries of the "For we dare not make ourselves of the numkingdom of hea but to them it is not given. ber, or compare ourselves with some that comFor whosoever hath, to him shall be given, and mend themselves : but they, measuring thembe shall have more abundance; but whosoever selves by themselves, and comparing themselves bath not, from him shall be taken away even that among themselves, are not wise."---2 Cor. x. 12. be hath " -Mutth. xiii, 11, 12.

SERM. VIII.-Christ the Wisdom of God. 165 Szzx. IV-An Estimate of the Morality that is "Christ the Wisdom of God."-1 Cor. i. 24. without Godliness.

142 SERM. IX.-The Principles of Love to God. 171 "If I wash myself with snow water, and make “Keep yourselves in the love of God.”— my hands never so clean; yet shalt thou plunge

Jude 21. me in the ditch, and mine own clothes shall ab SERM. X.-Gratitude, not a Sordid Affection. 176 har me. For he is not a man, as I am, that I “We love him, because he first loved us."sbould answer him, and we should come together 1 John iy 19.

SERM. XI.-The Affection of Moral Esteem to the Enmity of the human Heart against God. 206 wards God.

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"Having slain the enm.iyi bereby.”—Ephes. “One thing have I desired of the Lord, that ü. 16. will I seek after; that I may dwell in the house Serm. XV.- The Evi's or false Security. 211 of the Lord all the days of my life, to behold the “They have healm. n.o the hurt of the daughbeauty of the Lord, and to inquire in his tem ter of my people slightıy, saying, Peace, peace; ple.”—Psalm xxvii. 4.

when there is no peace.”—Jer. vi. 14. SERM. XII.—The Emptiness of Natural Virtue. 192 SERM. XVI.—The Union of Truth and Mercy in “But I know you, that ye have not the love of the Gospel.

217 God in you."-John v. 42.

“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousSERM. XIII.- The natural Enmity of the Mind ness and peace have kissed each other.”—Psalm against God.

201 lxxxv. 10. “The carnal mind is enmity against God." SERM. XVII.— The purifying Influence of the Rom. viii, 7.

Christian Faith.

222 SERM. XIV.–The Power of the Gospel to dissolve "Sanctified by faith."-Acts xxvi. 18.

DISCOURSES ON THE APPLICATION OF CHRISTIANITY TO THE

COMMERCIAL AND ORDINARY AFFAIRS OF LIFE.

V. 6.

DISCOURSE I.-On the mercantile Virtues which may exist without the Influence of Christianity. 229

“Finally, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever thinge are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any

praise, think on these things.”Phil. iv. 8. Disc. II.—The Influence of Christianity in aiding and augmenting the mercantile Virtues. 235

“For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men.".

Rom. xiv. 18. Disc. III.- The Power of Selfishness in promoting the Honesties of mercantile Intercourse. 241

And if you do good to them which do good to you, what thank have ye? for sinners also do

even the same.''-Luke vi. 33. Disc. IV.–The Guilt of Dishonesty not to be estimated by the Gain of it.

249 “ He that is faithful in that which is least, is faithful also in much ; and he that is unjust in the

least, is unjust also in much."-Luke xvi. 10. Disc. V.-On the great Christian Law of Reciprocity between Man and Man.

257 "Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to

them; for this is the law and the prophets.”—

Matth, vii. 12.
Disc. VI.—On the Dissipation of large Cities. 264

“Let no man deceive you with vain words ; for because of these things cometh the wrath of

God upon the children of disobedience."-Eph. Disc. VII.-On the vitiating Influence of the higher upon the lower Orders of Society.

271 " Then said he unto the disciples, It is impossible but that offences will come: but woe unto him through whom they come! It were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and he cast into the sea, than that he should

offend one of these little ones.Luke xvii. 1, 2. Disc. VIII.-On the Love of Money.

279 "If I have made gold my hope, or have said to the fine gold, Thou art my confidence; If I rejoiced because my wealth was great, and because mine hand had gotten much; If 'I beheld the sun when it shined, or the moon walking in brightness; and my heart hath been secretly enticed, or my mouth hath kissed my hand; this also were an iniquity to be punished by the judge; for I should have denied the God that is above."-Job xxxi. 24–28.

ness.

SERMONS PREACHED IN ST. JOHN'S CHURCH, GLASGOW. SERMON I.—The Constancy of God in His Works Serm. V.-The transitory Nature of visible an Argument for the Faithfulness of God in His Things.

399 Word.

371

“The things that are seen are temporal.”—2 “For ever, O Lord, thy word is settled in hea Cor. iv. 18. ven, Thy faithfulness is unto all generations : SERM. VI.- On the Universality of spiritual Blindthou hast established the earth, and it abideth.

404 They continue this day according to thy ordi “Stay yourselves, and wonder , cry ye out, and nances : for all are thy servants.”—Psalm cxix. cry: they are drunken, but not with wine; they 89, 90, 91,

stagger, but not with strong drink. For the Lord Serm. II.-The expulsive Power of a new Affec hath poured out upon you the spirit of deep tion.

381 sleep, and hark closed your eyes; the prophets “Love not the world, neither the things that and your rulers, the seers hath he covered. And are in the world. If any man love the world, the vision of all is become unto you as the words the love of the Father is not in him."-1 John of a book that is sealed, which men deliver to xi. 15.

one that is learned, saying, Read this, I pray SERM. III.-The sure Warrant of a Believer's thee: and he saith, I cannot; for it is sealed. Hope.

388 And the book is delivered to him that is not “For if, when we were enemies, we were re learned, saying, Read this, I pray thee: and he conciled to God by the death of his Son, much saith, I am not learned.”—Isaiah xxix. 9_12. more, being reconciled, we shall be saved by his SERM. VII.-On the new Heavens and the new life." —Romans v. 10.

Earth.

411. Serm. IV.- The Restlessness of human Ambi “Nevertheless we, according to his promise tion.

395 look for new heavens and a new earth wherein “How say ye to my soul, Flee as a bird to dwelleth righteousness."-2 Peter iji. 13. your mountain ?-0 that I had the wings of a Serm. VIII -- The Nature of the Kingdom of dove, that I may fly away, and be at rest."

God.

417 Psalm xi. ), and lv. 6.

“For the kingdom of God is not in word, but forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a in power."-1 Cor. iv. 20.

word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven SERŃ. IX.-On the Reasonableness of Faith. 423 him : but whosoever speaketh against the Holy

* But before faith came, we were kept under Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this the law, shut up unto the faith which should world, neither in the world to come.”—Matth. afterwards be revealed.”_Gal. iii. 23.

xii. 31, 32. SERX. X. On the Christian Sabbath.

429 Serm. XIII.—On the Advantages of Christian "And he said unto them, The Sabbath was Knowledge to the Lower Orders of Society. 450 made for man, and not man for the Sabbath."

"Better is a poor and a wise child than an old Mark ii. 27.

and foolish

King, who will no more be admoSERM. XI.—On the Doctrine of Predestination. 435 nished."-Eccl. iv. 13.

“And now I exhort you to be of good cheer: SERM. XIV.–On the Duty and the Means of for there shall be no loss of any man's life among Christianizing our Home Population.. 455 you, but of the ship. Paul said to the centurion " And he said unto them, Go ye into all the and to the soldiers, Except these abide in the world, and preach the Gospel to every creaship, ye cannot be saved."--Acts xxvii. 22, 31. ture." -Mark xvi. 15. SERM. XII.-On the Nature of the Sin against the SERM. XV.-On the Distinction between Know. Holy Ghost.

ledge and Consideration.

460 * Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin "The ox knoweth his owner, and the ass his and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the master's crib: but Israel doth not know, my peoblasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be ple doth not consider.”—Isaiah i. 3.

442

OCCASIONAL SERMONS, &c.

A SERMON before the Society for Relief of the de SERMON.-A Sermon delivered on the Day of the stitute Sick.

286 Funeral of the Princess Charlotte of Wales. 339 "Blessed is he that considereth the poor; the “For when thy judgments are in the earth, the Lord will deliver him in time of trouble." inhabitants of the world will learn righteousPsalm xli. 1.

ness.”—Isaiah xxvi. 9. SEEXON.—Thoughts on universal Peace. 295 SERMON.—The Doctrine of Christian Charity ap

"Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, plied to the Case of Religious Differences. 350 Deither shall they learn war any more.”—Isaiah " And why beholdest thou the mote that is in 21. 4.

thy brother's eye, but considerest not the beam The Duty of giving

an immediate Diligence to that is in thine own eye?-Or how wilt thou say the Business of the Christian Life.- An Address to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of

to the inhabitants of the Parish of Kilmany. 304 thine eye; and behold a beam is in thine own The Influence of Bible Societies on the temporal eye? Thou hypocrite! first cast out the beam Necessities of the Poor.

320 out of thine own eye, and then shalt thou see SERMON.-A Sermon preached before the Society clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's in Scotland for propagating Christian Know eye.”Matth. vii 3, 4, 5. ledge. 331 A SERMON on Cruelty to Animals.

361 "And Nathaniel said unto him, Can there any “A righteous man regardeth the life of his good thing come out of Nazareth? Philip saith beast." - Prov. xii. 10. unto him, come and see.”—John i. 46.

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