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Looking at the Unseen, or the Mental Habit of Faith by F. F. Bosworth While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal. II CORINTHIANS 4:18 I. WE ARE LIVING IN TWO WORLDS •The "Seen" exists in the Midst of the "Unseen“ •Eternal Things are Present Things •Invisible Things are Real Things •Senses are not essential to Spiritual Joy •Things not less real because Unseen II. MATERIAL THINGS ARE INSUFFICIENT •The Great Corrective •Two Kinds of Rest •Things Seen do not Satisfy •True Philosophy of Life III. GOD HAS MADE THE TEMPORAL AND VISIBLE THINGS TO BE TYPES OF THE SUPERIOR INVISIBLE AND ETERNAL THINGS •God aims to compel Us to see Eternal Things •Temporal and Eternal Related •The Visible reveals the Invisible IV. ETERNAL THINGS ARE VASTLY SUPERIOR TO TEMPORAL THINGS •Visible Things not equal to Capacity of Human Soul V. LOOKING AT THE UNSEEN BRINGS GREAT BENEFITS •Afflictions Temporal, their Resultant Glory Eternal •Though Powerful Temporal Things are Transitory •True Greatness a Result of Seeing the Invisible •How to understand the Visible •Seeing the Unseen prepares One for Eternity •Looking at the Eternal lifts One above the Transient •Seeing the Unseen an Incentive to doing One’s Duty VI. TRUE CHRISTIANITY BEGINS AND ENDS WITH THE INVISIBLE •The Secret of Paul’s Power •Earthly Affairs must be adjusted to Heavenly Affairs •A True Metaphor VII. FAITH IS LOOKING AT UNSEEN THINGS AND ACTING UPON THEM •Faith is produced and grows by looking at the Unseen •What it means to "Look“ •Mental Assent is not Faith •Faith is both Negative and Positive •True Faith makes Us more than Conquerors VIII. IT IS OUR DUTY TO PASS BEYOND VISIBLE THINGS AND TO LOOK AT AND ENJOY THE THINGS WHICH ARE UNSEEN •One Gravitation against Another •Failure to look at the Unseen Weakens •How to see the Invisible •The Secret •To see the Unseen is possible only through Jesus
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