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Book Title: All Things For Good (Vintage Puritan)|
The author of the book: Thomas Watson
Date of issue: September 25th 2014
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Format files: PDF
The size of the: 718 KB
Edition: GLH Publishing
Read full description of the books All Things For Good (Vintage Puritan):Thomas Watson is one of the most readable of the Puritans, and like an old friend, I return to his writings time and again when I find myself spiritually dry. The basic text for Watson's work is Romans 8:28 - "And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." Early on, Watson contrasts how the best and the worst things that we encounter work for good. The middle portion of the book provides some tests as to our love for God, and then concludes with Watson's explanations of how we are to know that we have been called of God and what that should look like in the Christian's life. If you haven't read Watson, I'm not sure if I'd start with this one ('The Godly Man's Picture' is still my favorite and the one I'd recommend starting with). However, you can't ever go wrong with any of Watson's works for sound doctrine and encouragement, and 'All Things for Good' delivers.
Here are some gems from this one to give you a flavor:
"God will not be an inmate, to have only one room in the heart, and all the other rooms let out to sin."
"What is there in the earth that we should so set our hearts upon it! Only the devil makes us look upon it through a magnifying glass."
"Whosoever finds the word of God transcribed and copied out into his heart, may undeniably conclude his election."
"It is one of the saddest sights to see a man lift up his hands in prayer, and with those hands oppress; to hear the same tongue praise God at one time, and at another lie and slander; to hear a man in words profess God, and in works deny Him. Oh how unworthy is this! Yours is a holy calling, and will you be unholy?"
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Thomas Watson (c. 1620—1686) was an English, non-conformist, Puritan preacher and author. He was educated at Emmanuel College, Cambridge, where he was noted for remarkably intense study. In 1646 he commenced a sixteen year pastorate at St. Stephen's, Walbrook. He showed strong Presbyterian views during the civil war, with, however, an attachment to the king, and in 1651 he was imprisoned briefly with some other ministers for his share in Christopher Love's plot to recall Charles II of England. He was released on 30 June 1652, and was formally reinstated as vicar of St. Stephen's Walbrook. He obtained great fame and popularity as a preacher until the Restoration, when he was ejected for nonconformity. Not withstanding the rigor of the acts against dissenters, Watson continued to exercise his ministry privately as he found opportunity. Upon the Declaration of Indulgence in 1672 he obtained a license to preach at the great hall in Crosby House. After preaching there for several years, his health gave way, and he retired to Barnston, Essex, where he died suddenly while praying in secret. He was buried on 28 July 1686.
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