The Christian's Defence Against the Fears of Death, Tr. by M. D'Assigny. with an Account of the Author, and His Last Minutes; And a True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal [By D. Defoe. With] Appendix

The Christian's Defence Against the Fears of Death, Tr. by M. D'Assigny. with an Account of the Author, and His Last Minutes; And a True Relation of the Apparition of Mrs Veal [By D. Defoe. With] 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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...slaughter as a lamb, and as a sheep before the shearers is dumb. 2. From hence we learn, that the last hours of our life must be employed in fervent and continual prayers to God, since this Beloved of our Father offers to him at such a time his prayers and supplications, with strong crying, and a flood of tears, as to him who was able to deliver him from death, Heb. v. In the bosom of this heavenly Father he poureth out all his grief; and three times he presents his request, "Father, if this cup may not pass away from me, except I drink it," &c. S. We learn also to present ourselves before God's divine majesty with humility, and to resign ourselves wholly to his adorable providence: he who thought it no robbery to be equal with God, he whom the millions of angels and seraphims worship continually, judged it no disgrace to himself to fall upon his knees three times to the ground, and submit his will to that of his heavenly Father. For after that he had said, "Father, if it be possible, let this cup pass away from me: " he adds these words, "Nevertheless, O Father, not as I will, but as thou wilt," Matt. xxvi. 4. If, at the time of our death, an excessive sorrow, or a malignant humour, seize upon our minds, and hinder us from seeing the heavens open, or God, who stretcheth out his arms to receive us into his rest; let us remember, that this merciful Lord speaks to us as he did to his three apostles, who slept when he was in his agony, " Cannot ye watch one hour with me?" Matt. xxvi. My dear children, it is not time to fall asleep with the foolish virgins; trim your lamps, put on the garments of light, to meet your celestial Bridegroom, and to enter with him into the marriage chamber, Matt. xxv. 5. God...show more

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  • Paperback | 178 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 327g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236602404
  • 9781236602404