Excerpt from The Theological Works of the Rev. Thomas Scott: Author of a Commentary on the Bible Thus, I trust, the old building which I had purposed to repair, was pulled down to the ground, and the foundation of the new building of God laid aright: Old things passed away, behold all things were become new. What things were gain to me, those I have counted loss for Christ. My boasted reason I have discovered to boa-blind guide, until humbled, en lightened, and sanctified by the Spirit of God my former wisdom, foolish: ness: and that when I thought I knew much, I knew nothing as I ought to know; Since this period, every thing I have experienced, heard, or read, and every thing I observe around me, confirms and establishes me in the assured belief of those truths which I have received; nor do I in general any more doubt whether they be from God, than I doubt whether the sun shines, when I see its light, and am warmed with its refreshing beams. I see the powerful effects of them continually among those to whom I preach; I experience the power of them daily in my own soul and, while by medi tating on and glorying in the cross of Christ, I find the world crucified unto me, and I unto the world, – by preaching Jesus Christ and him cru cified, I see notoriously immoral persons taught by the saving grace of God to deny ungodliness and worldly lusts, and to live soberly, righteously, and godl in this present world, being examples to such as before they were a scand to. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.