Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. Christ to appreciate this translation and the title a contemporary of A Kempis, says that The Imitation . Critical Edition of The Imitation of Christ, published at. A LibriVox recording of The Imitation of Christ, by Thomas a Kempis, translated by Rev. William Benham. Read by David Barnes. The Imitation of Christ is.
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readers in over fifty languages, and provided them with a source of heart-felt personal prayer. These meditations on the life and teachings. INTRODUCTORY NOTE. The treatise "Of the Imitation of Christ" appears to have been originally written in Latin early in the fifteenth century. Its exact date and its. Free PDF, epub, Kindle ebook. By Thomas à Kempis. The Imitation of Christ is a Christian devotional book. It was first composed in Latin. It is a handbook for.
I had rather feel contrition than be skilful in the definition thereof. If thou knewest the whole Bible, and the sayings of all the philosophers, what should all this profit thee without the love and grace of God? Topics librivox , audiobook , religion , devotion. It is vanity to love that which quickly passeth away, and not to hasten where eternal joy abideth. If thou wilt know and learn anything with profit, love to be thyself unknown and to be counted for nothing. Read by David Barnes.
The book gives counsel to read the scriptures, statements about the uses of adversity, advice for submission to authority, warnings against temptation and how to resist it, reflections about death and the judgment, meditations upon the oblation of Christ, and admonitions to flee the vanities of the world. Summary drawn from Wikipedia.
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It is vanity to take thought only for the life which now is, and not to look forward to the things which shall be hereafter. It is vanity to love that which quickly passeth away, and not to hasten where eternal joy abideth.
Be ofttimes mindful of the saying, The eye is not satisfied with seeing, nor the ear with hearing. Strive, therefore, to turn away thy heart from the love of the things that are seen, and to set it upon the things that are not seen. For they who follow after their own fleshly lusts, defile the conscience, and destroy the grace of God.
There is naturally in every man a desire to know, but what profiteth knowledge without the fear of God? Better of a surety is a lowly peasant who serveth God, than a proud philosopher who watcheth the stars and neglecteth the knowledge of himself.
He who knoweth himself well is vile in his own sight; neither regardeth he the praises of men.
If I knew all the things that are in the world, and were not in charity, what should it help me before God, who is to judge me according to my deeds? Rest from inordinate desire of knowledge, for therein is found much distraction and deceit.
Those who have knowledge desire to appear learned, and to be called wise. Many things there are to know which profiteth little or nothing to the soul.
And foolish out of measure is he who attendeth upon other things rather than those which serve to his soul's health. Many words satisfy not the soul, but a good life refresheth the mind, and a pure conscience giveth great confidence towards God. The greater and more complete thy knowledge, the more severely shalt thou be judged, unless thou hast lived holily.
Therefore be not lifted up by any skill or knowledge that thou hast; but rather fear concerning the knowledge which is given to thee. If it seemeth to thee that thou knowest many things, and understandest them well, know also that there are many more things which thou knowest not. Be not high-minded, but rather confess thine ignorance.
Why desirest thou to lift thyself above another, when there are found many more learned and more skilled in the Scripture than thou? If thou wilt know and learn anything with profit, love to be thyself unknown and to be counted for nothing. That is the highest and most profitable lesson, when a man truly knoweth and judgeth lowly of himself.
To account nothing of one's self, and to think always kindly and highly of others, this is great and perfect wisdom.
Even shouldest thou see thy neighbor sin openly or grievously, yet thou oughtest not to reckon thyself better than he, for thou knowest not how long thou shalt keep thine integrity. All of us are weak and frail; hold thou no man more frail than thyself. William Benham, Download links are below the donate buttons. Download Links for 'The Imitation of Christ': Categories All ebooks.