Autobiography of a Shaker; And Revelation of the Apocalypse with an Appendix

Autobiography of a Shaker; And Revelation of the Apocalypse with an Appendix

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...no animals should use their reproductive powers and organs for any other than the simple purpose of procreation, and was the sole condition upon which God would impart to them the power to bring forth offspring in their own likeness and after their own kind, in the primitive Divine order of "very good" The violation of this covenant, which man, on his part, accepted by marriage, and to which he, as the head and lord of all creation, should have yielded the most implicit obedience, is the root of the transgression of every other law and ordinance that has ever been broken by man, and it was this act that originated and implanted the principle of lust in him; and when lust was thus conceived, it brought forth sin; and when sin was finished, it brought forth darkness of mind and soul, and even death; so that his intercourse with good spiritual friends was interrupted and confused by the evil spirits to whom he had hearkened and whose counsel he had followed; and therefore "his servant he became unto whom he had yielded himself a servant to obey" (Rom. vi. 16); so that gradually he lost the knowledge of those laws and ordinances, and of the covenant that he had so shamefully broken. "Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened. Wherefore, God gave them up to uncleanness, through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves. God gave them up to vile affections. God gave them over to a reprobate mind. Being filled with all unrighteousness, wickedness, covctousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity; whisperers, backbiters, haters of God, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236650867
  • 9781236650863