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SERMONS

ON

THE GRACE OF GOD

And other Cognate Subjects.

BY

ALEXANDER PENROSE FORBES, D.C.L.,

BISHOP OF BRECHIN.

LONDON:

JOSEPH MASTERS, ALDERSGATE STREET,

AND NEW BOND STREET.

EDINBURGH: EDMONSTON AND DOUGLAS.

MDCCCLXII.

100. S. 5.

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PREFACE.

Although there may appear, at first sight, in the following volume of Sermons, a certain want of unity of plan, yet one line of thought will be seen running through them all.

Viewing the Humanity of our Blessed LORD as the instrument of the Godhead in the redemption of the world, and therefore the Source of Grace, the Author has tried, in his poor way, to set forth some of the blessed results which follow therefrom : the operation of grace on the free-will of man, the effect of the everlasting Priesthood of our LORD, the elevation of human nature, the consecration of human art and human knowledge, the possibility and blessedness of the state of habitual charity, and the means whereby that holy condition is fostered and maintained. He has also felt it his duty, in developing this line of thought, to lay great stress upon the doctrine of the Atonement; a

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