The Sermon Delivered at the Inauguration of the Rev. Archibald Alexander, as Professor of Didactic and Polemic Theology, in the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, in the United States of America: To which are Added, the Professor's Inaugural Address, and the Charge to the Professor and Students
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Page 10 - Thou therefore, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus ; and the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.
Page 91 - Paul, to count all- things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Jesus Christ.
Page 101 - But the righteousness which is of faith speaketh on this wise, say not in thine heart, Who shall ascend into heaven ? (that is to bring Christ down from above ;) Or, who shall descend into the deep ? (that is to bring up Christ again from the dead.) But what saith it ? The word is nigh thee, even in thy mouth, and in thy heart ; that is, the word of faith which we preach ; that if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the...
Page 93 - and attentively read these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this " Volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, ' more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and * finer strains both of Poetry and Eloquence, than can be' collected from * all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been composed.
Page 96 - Jesus : who, being in the form of God, thought it no robbery to be equal with God : but made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men : and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself, and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross.
Page 100 - More are they to be desired than gold, yea than much fine gold. Sweeter also than honey and the honey comb.
Page 93 - I have regularly and attentively perused these Holy Scriptures, and am of opinion that this volume, independently of its divine origin, contains more true sublimity, more exquisite beauty, more pure morality, more important history, and finer strains of poetry and eloquence, than can be collected from all other books, in whatever age or language they may have been written.
Page 16 - ... him deliberately advise the choice of another profession. When young men begin to enter the gospel ministry, because they were early destined to the office; because it is a respectable profession; or because they wish to gratify parents and friends; rather than because they love the office, and its work, and have reason to hope that God has been pleased to call them by his grace, and reveal his Son in them* ; we may consider the ministry as in a fair way to be made, in fact, a secular employment,...
Page 97 - God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God, made himself of no reputation, and took upon him the form of a servant, and was made in the likeness of men; and being found in fashion as a man, he humbled himself and became obedient unto death, even the death of the cross ; wherefore God also hath highly exalted him, and given him a name which, is above every name.