Hugh Binning: The experiences of believers do not invalidate the joy of Christianity

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... Yet notwithstanding of all this, we must vindicate Christianity itself, and not impute these things unto it, which are the infirmities and faults of the followers of it, who do not improve it unto such an use, or use it so far as in itself it is capable. Indeed, it is true that often we are brought to fear again, yet withal it is certain, that our allowance is larger, and that we have received the Spirit, not to put us in bondage again to fear, but rather to seal to our hearts that love of God, which may not only expel fear, but bring in joy. I wish that this were deeply considered by all of us, that there is such a life as this attainable; that the word of God doth not deceive us in promising fair things, which it cannot perform, but that there is a certain reality in the life of Christianity, in that peace and joy, tranquillity and serenity of mind that is holden out, and that some have really found it, and do find it; and that the reason why all of us do not find it in experience, is not because it is not, but because we have so little apprehension of it, and diligence after it. ...

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Seems lovely is there by a chance a modernized version or tips you can supply to understanding beautiful pieces written in old english. I am having a bit of trouble. Sorry for the trouble.
 
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