Back to Bethel; Separation from Sin, and Fellowship with God

Back to Bethel; Separation from Sin, and Fellowship with God

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...his courage and fervor. The strongest and fairest of the children of men have fallen before the masterfulness of Satan. I want to show you this palace in three aspects. First, when it is in peace under its wrong owner. Then for a time he goes out and leaves it, but the true owner does not return. And third, the triumph of the true owner when he comes back and keeps it from all comers. IN PEACE. First, I have to speak to you of the stage when the strong man armed keeps his palace, and his goods are at peace. The palace is at peace. It seems as though the rose had climbed up and hidden the walls beneath its rich and luxuriant foliage, and all over the palace, as over that in Tennyson's poem, there is lethargy and sleep. The palace seems lulled in perfect repose. There are people here tonight who have been drawn here by their friends, and as they hear me preach about these things which touch God and eternity, as they hear my cry to repent and trust in Christ, they say: "Why bring these things under our notice? We are happy, as a bird. We have no fear, though we have none of your religion. Why do you force it upon us? Why don't you leave us still amid the charm of this enjoyment of life which steeps our hearts and souls?" Why? Because that spirit of calm is the worst trait in your history. There are two kinds of peace. There is the peace of Jesus sleeping in the boat, resting upon His Father's care, and there is the peace of Jonah, sleeping in the hold of the ship while the storm is raging around him. There is the peace of Peter, who sleeps between two soldiers on the eve of his execution, and the sleep of Saul, when Abishai stands over him with drawn spear. Your peace is the peace of despair, the peace of death, the peace of ruin, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 32 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 77g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236958454
  • 9781236958457