David Clarkson, in Soul Idolatry Excludes Men Out of Heaven, does this very thing pinpointing thirteen kinds of “soul idolatry,” showing that “soul idolatry” is just. Soul Idolatry ~ David Clarkson. (“Soul Idolatry” David Clarkson, ) “You can be sure that no immoral, impure, or greedy person will inherit the Kingdom. David Clarkson Richard Baxter commended David Clarkson for “solid judgment, healing moderate principles, Soul Idolatry Excludes Men out of Heaven.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. For estimation is an act of soul clarksson. Now the Lord challenges the highest esteem, as an act of honour and worship due only to himself.

Soul Idolatry Excludes Men out of Heaven

Therefore to have an high esteem of other things, when we have low thoughts of God, is idolatry. To have an high opinion of our “That which we most highly value we make our God. To have an high opinion of ourselves, of our parts and accomplishments, of our relations and enjoyments, of dxvid and honours, or those that are rich and honourable, or anything of like nature, when we have low apprehensions of God, is to advance these things into the place of God; to make them idols, and give them that honour and worship which is due only to the divine Majesty.


What we most esteem we make our god; if other things are of higher esteem, ye are idolaters, Job xxi.

Kindle Edition96 pages. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Lists with This Book. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Jan 03, John rated it it was amazing. With the usual and welcomed Puritan intensity and exhaustiveness, 17th century minister David Clarkson takes the reader or the hearers – this originally was a sermon deep into Ephesians 5: Openoutward idolatry, when men, out of a religious respect, bow to or prostrate themselves before anything besides God.

Secret and soul idolatdy, when the mind and heart is set upon anything more than God; when anything is more valued, more intended; anything more trusted, more loved, or our endeavours more for any other thing than God.

Soul Idolatry ~ David Clarkson – Sermon Index

This was a good thing. It did not feel like abuse, merely the experience of being confronted with hard truth that won’t be moved by the excuses of my flesh.

Clarkson leaves few stones of the heart unturned and unexposed. Just when you clarksob the situation is hopeless, just when Clarkson has painted a picture so dark, has laid the weight of God’s law on the readers heart so heavily that even the most disciplined saint would feel like the vilest idolator, he points us to our only true hope of escape. Unlike some thankfully not all!


Gospel-centered preaching and teaching today, I felt that Clarkson did a great job of balancing the need of forgiving grace and transforming grace. Idoltry an example of his section on mortifying the flesh where you can see where he does not introduce a false dichotomy between striving with all our effort for holiness while depending solely on Christ for idolaty salvation and sanctification.

The life of this sin is bound up idolatru the life of unmortified lusts.

Crucify these, die daily unto them, and this sin will die, will fall with them. Chad T Dukes rated it really liked it Jun 29, Yote added it Apr 16, Aki Tolentino marked it as to-read Jul 28, Byran Boyle is currently reading it Jan 17, Steve added it Sep 21, Dan Greyson marked it as to-read Jan 30, Jeaniamae Moore is currently reading it Feb 02, Jin Lee marked it as to-read Oct 23, Christine Wslsh marked it as to-read Dec 23, Cynthia Calabrese marked it as to-read Dec 28, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.

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