The Christian Disciple and Theological Review Volume 5

The Christian Disciple and Theological Review Volume 5

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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. 1817 edition. Excerpt: ...faith; we have not heard -f many who have drank net deeply of the spirit of Jesus. The idea of the presence of God seems never to have been absent from his thoughts; the example of Jesus never to have forsaken him; and his connexion with an invisible world never to have been forgotten. From these sources arose the serenity and cheerfulness with which he was enabled to meet the severe afflictions which were appointed 'hiin, and which he seems to have endured with an unmoved tranquillity of soul whieli was almost heavenly, and speaks volumes to the worth of religious faith. We cannot refrain from copying the interesting aecount which his wife gives of the manner in which he received tidings of the death of his eldest son. a physician of great virtue and excellence, to whom he was most elosely attached. "It fell to my lot, she writes, to inform Mr. Cappe of this most afflictive event. It was in the morning before he had risen. Leave me a moment, said he, if you please; and in less than half an hour, he dressed himself, came down stairs, and calling the family as usual to morning prayers, he poured out his soul in the presence of his Maker in a strain ef humble confidence and piotN resignation, never to be forgotten. He endured on this oecasion every thing that the acutest sensibility, and tho most ardent affection for the son he had lost, could inflict; yet his fortitude never forsook him; it supporthim even to the grave of his beloved 9on, where he himself performed the funeral service three days after, late in the evening, aecompanicd only by the necessary attendants. This painful eftbrtl would gladly have prevented. 'I received him from God, ' was his answer, 'and to him I must resign him.' So composed was his ininil after this' trying...show more

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  • Paperback | 188 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 345g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236615662
  • 9781236615664