|Series||Eighteenth century -- reel 1961, no. 15.|
|The Physical Object|
|Number of Pages||38|
The Certainty, and the Blessedness of the Resurrection of true Christians. Of the Happiness of Good Men, in the future State. The Wisdom of Religion justified in the different ends of good and bad Men. The Usefulness of considering our latter End. Blessedness (1) Book of Common Prayer (2) Book of Psalms (33) Book Reviews (16) Books (46) C. J. Mahaney (6) C.S. Lewis () Carl Trueman (10) Catechism (13) Charles Bridges (9) Charles Simeon (2) Charles Spurgeon () Christ & Culture (36) Christ is Best (5) Christian Theology (1,) Christology (56) Christopher J. H. Wright (12) Church. We have here the description of a true Christian, and a declaration of that Christian’s blessedness. A Sermon Delivered On Sunday Morning, Octo , By Pastor C. H. Spurgeon, At The Music Hall, Royal Surrey Gardens. Happy souls who are forgiven, Blessed of God and meet for heaven; Be their present trials great, Still how safe their future state! Midst alarms the soul ‘s at rest, Fears no more disturb the breast; They pursue the heavenly road, Trusting in their Saviour God. Treasures boundless in the sky, Now attract their longing eye; Where no loss can they sustain, Where they’ll reap eternal gain.
The character and future blessedness of the righteous: a sermon, preached at Pembroke, New-Hampshire, at the funeral of Mrs. Mary Calfe Burnham, late consort of the Reverend Abraham Burnham, pastor of the church in Pembroke, Octo by Tompkins, Isaac, VIII. THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PRESENT HOLINESS AND FUTURE FELICITY." Follow holiness ; without which no man shall see the Lord."-r-Heb. xii As the human soul was originally designed for the enjoyment of no less a portion than the ever-blessed God, it was formed with a strong innate tendency towards happi. BLESSEDNESS. bles'-ed-nes: This translation of makarismos (a word signifying "beatification" or "the ascription of blessing"), is used but three times, in Romans ,9, and Galatians , in the King James Version the first two instances it refers to the happy state or condition of a man to whom Christ's righteousness is imputed by faith, and in the last to a man's experience . I firmly believe that our dedication to service, our giving of ourselves is the key to the future of the church. You state in number 4 “Consumer Christianity will die and more selfless discipleship will emerge”, but I say that consumer Christianity has almost always been a problem in the church in one form or another.
It points to a state of soul that the believer begins to experience in his life, even amid adverse outward circumstances, but its full bliss will be realized only in the future life. The blessedness consists not in being free from trials, or yet in the fact that he is being subjected to testing, but that he "perseveres" under trial in the manner indicated in Jas , 3, 4. The term “destruction” does not connote annihilation. Rather, it is “the loss of a life of blessedness after death, future misery” (Thayer , ). The book of Revelation describes the anguished fate of those who experience the “wrath of God.” They are tormented forever and ever (). Biblical Descriptions. While speaking of a current "blessedness," each pronouncement also promised a future reward. The beatitudes introduce and set the tone for Jesus' Sermon on the Mountby emphasizing the humble state of humans and the righteousness of God. Each beatitude depicts the ideal heart condition of a citizen of God’s kingdom. The original state of man from which Adam fell tells of our deepest nature, of which our present fallen nature is a corruption that is to be overcome; and the future state of blessedness is the goal to which our Christian struggle is aimed, and to which we can attain, by God s grace, despite our fallen s: