A First Year in Canterbury Settlement With Other Early Essays
I.—Extracts from the sheet dated “St. John’s College, — March 13th, 1855” a manuscript note this is — stated to be by Ynyr Lamb, of St. John’s (B.A., 1862)
I.—Extracts from the sheet dated “St. John’s College,
March 13th, 1855” a manuscript note this is
stated to be by Ynyr Lamb, of St. John’s (B.A., 1862).
1. When a celebrated French king once showed the infidel philosopher Hume into his carriage, the latter at once leaped in, on which his majesty remarked: “That’s the most accomplished man living.”
It is impossible to presume enough on Divine grace; this kind of presumption is the characteristic of Heaven…
2. Religion is not an obedience to external forms or observances, but “a bold leap in the dark into the arms of an affectionate Father.”
4. However Church Music may raise the devotional feelings, these bring a man not one iota nearer to Christ, neither is it acceptable in His sight.
13. The one thing needful is Faith: Faith = ¼ (historical faith) + ¾ (heart-belief, or assurance, or justification) 5/4 peace; and peace=Ln Trust—care+joyn-r+1
18. The Lord’s church has been always peculiarly tried at different stages of history, and each era will have its peculiar glory in eternity. … At the present time the trial for the church is peculiar; never before, perhaps, were the insinuations of the page 269 adversary so plausible and artful—his ingenuity so subtle—himself so much an angel of light—experience has sharpened his wit—“While men slept the enemy sowed tares”—he is now the base hypocrite—he suits his blandishments to all—the Church is lulled in the arms of the monster, rolling the sweet morsel under her tongue …