Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners

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Grace Abounding to the Chief of Sinners by John Bunyan

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hings holy that were therein contained, and especially, the priest and clerk most happy, and without doubt, greatly blessed, because they were the servants, as I then thought, of God, and were principal in the holy temple, to do His work therein.

17. This conceit grew so strong in a little time upon my spirit, that had I but seen a priest (though never so sordid and debauched in his life), I should find my spirit fall under him, reverence him, and knit unto him; yea, I thought, for the love I did bear unto them (supposing them the ministers of God), I could have laid down at their feet, and have been trampled upon by them; their name, their garb, and work did so intoxicate and bewitch me.

18. After I had been thus for some considerable time, another thought came in my mind; and that was, whether we were of the Israelites or no? For finding in the scripture that they were once the peculiar people of God, thought I, if I were one of this race, my soul must needs be happy. Now again, I found within

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john bunyan's autobiography in an english that's a little difficult to read. Probably only a crazy....er serious seeker should even look at this one. the minute detail of his conversion and the retracing of ground had me beating my head with a stick just to get a little relief. i love pilgrim's progress and will probably read it again but i have a pretty firm resolve to not read this one again.