In this book, J. C. Ryle offers heartfelt advice to young men. Written in a very familiar style, he warns young men against sloth, lust, love of pleasure, peer pressure, and other dangers. In addition, Ryle offers practical, helpful advice and encouragement to young men in taking steps to overcome these dangers and become men of character and godliness.
"Knots Untied" consists of a connected series of papers, systematically arranged, about the principal points which form the subject of controversy among Churchmen in the present day. All who take interest in such disputed questions as the nature of the Church, the Ministry, Baptism, Regeneration, the Lord's Supper, the Real Presence, Worship, Confession, and the Sabbath, will find them pretty fully discussed in "Knots Untied."
"Old Paths" consists of a similar series of papers about those leading doctrines of the Gospel which are generally considered necessary to salvation. The inspiration of Scripture, sin, justification, forgiveness, repentance, conversion, faith, the work of Christ, and the work of the Holy Spirit, are the principal subjects handled in "Old Paths."
The present volume contains a series of papers about "practical religion," and treats of the daily duties, dangers, experience, and privileges of all who profess and call themselves true Christians. Read in conjunction with another work I have previously put out, called "Holiness," I think it will throw some light on what every believer ought to be, to do, and expect.
One common feature will be found in all the three volumes. I avow it frankly at the outset, and will not keep it back for a moment. The standpoint I have tried to occupy, from first to last, is that of an Evangelical Churchman.
Warning #1: The True Church
Warning #2: Not Corrupting the Word
Warning #3: Give Yourself Wholly to Them
Warning #4: Pharisees and Sadducees
Warning #5: All Kinds of Strange Teachings
Warning #6: The Fallibility of Ministers
Warning #7: Apostolic Fears
Warning #8: Idolatry