The Cottager's Friend, and Guide of the Young

The Cottager's Friend, and Guide of the Young

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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. Excerpt: ... mercy of God alone you are now out of hell. He has protracted your day of grace that you may flee from the wrath to come. Contemplate, for a moment, the state of a lost spirit--a spirit sunk in the perdition of ungodly men. Every feeling is agony, every thought torment, every word the voice of woe. And there is the dreadful superadded conviction, that all this is remediless and eternal. Picture to yourself the state of such a soul, and you see what you would have been at this moment but for the sparing mercy of God. 0 let his goodness lead you to repentance. Rom. ii. 4. Be ye reconciled to him. 4. Consider the power of Him with whom, until reconciled, you remain at enmity. You have trembled at the lightning's glance, and the thunder's roar, at the stormy wind, and, perhaps, at the billowy ocean: you may have heard with horror of an earthquake which destroyed in a few minutes 45,000 human lives, and of the pestilence before which no mortal power or skill can stand. "Lo, these are parts of his ways: but how little a portion is heard of him? but the thunder of his power who can understand?" Job xxvi. 14. The power which first spake the world into being, and will hereafter consume it--which brought the flood on the world of the ungodly, and rained down fire from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah--that power is engaged against every impenitent sinner Can you, who are but dust and ashes, contend with it? 0 try not the fearful experiment. "Let the potsherd strive with the potsherds of the earth, but woe unto him that striveth with his Maker!" Isaiah xlv. 9. Rush not on the thick bosses of the buckler of an Almighty foe. O comply with his terms of peace! I pray you, in Christ's stead, be reconciled to God; for soon will his irresistible...show more

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  • Paperback | 156 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236980700
  • 9781236980700