The British Flag & Christian Sentinel Volume 1

The British Flag & Christian Sentinel Volume 1

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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. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ...was dying, far from home and friends. 1 Sin, disease, and want, were doing their deadly work with him, leaving it no uncertainty what that result would be. And now he was alone--without one human friend to turn to, and with the bitter consciousness that he was so by his own choice, and from his own doing. He had bad a fair start in life. Not so much as some it may be, though certainly more than many others. But he had used his means in the service of sin and Satan, and was now fresh reaping the results--getting his wages for all those years of willing slavery; for "the wages of sin is death." In this distant land he had "seen life" as men say--enjoyed the "pleasures of sin " for a season--or, in other words, had "wasted his substance in riotous living." But this reckless extravagance could not go on; and at last there came a day when he found he had "spent all"--that his last shilling was gone, and with it his (so called) friends had disappeared. And then "there arose a mighty famine in that land, and he began to be in want." Still he sought for resources from the wrong place. Still he turned to this poor world, to the last looking to it, to give him something in his hour of sore need. But its doors were shut against him. "No man gave unto him." And now, as he feeds those swine in the fields, he has leisure to think. He looks forward to a hopeless future, whose horizon is bounded by death. He looks back upon those wasted years--years black with sin. But further back still come thoughts of a father's love slighted, his counsels scorned, his gifts abused. His heart is touched; it is bowed, it is broken. Such a father! Such a love! And to have been so treated! Then, with...show more

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  • Paperback | 514 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 26mm | 907g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236968131
  • 9781236968135