Men For Another World Than This

Darkness Trying to cover the light source

Robert Traill (Stedfast Adherence to the Profession of our Faith), Works 3:18:

Christian profession must be visible. Profession is mainly for others, as faith in the reality of it is mainly for ourselves: the apostle therefore, when he is speaking of the great profession of the faith of the patriarchs, saith, Heb. 11:13, 14, They confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. And they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country, etc. All who had known Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, who saw their way of living, who beheld their way of not mixing with the rest of the nations, who beheld their faith and hope; these might have seen plainly, these were men for another world than this. There can be no profession unless it be visible. This is so general and well known a thing, that a visible credible profession of Christianity is that only that deserves this name.

Source: http://www.puritanboard.com/threads/men-for-another-world-than-this.91867/, Comment 1

Advertisements

2 thoughts on “Men For Another World Than This

  1. Christian profession must be visible. Profession is mainly for others, as faith in the reality of it is mainly for ourselves: the apostle therefore, when he is speaking of the great profession of the faith of the matriarchs, saith, Heb. 11:13, 14, They confessed that they were strangers and pilgrims on the earth. And they that say such things, declare plainly that they seek a country, etc. All who had known Sarah, Hagar, and Keturah, and Rebecca, and Zilhah, Bilhah, Leah and Rachel, who saw their way of living, who beheld their way of not mixing with the rest of the nations, who beheld their faith and hope; these might have seen plainly, these were women for another world than this. There can be no profession unless it be visible. This is so general and well known a thing, that a visible credible profession of Christianity is that only that deserves this name.
    -fixed it; hope you don’t mind. Unless “men” means and includes “women” in which case we’re long past due in respecting the lessons we can learn from the matriarchs; without whom the patriarchs wouldn’t be who they were.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s