Due Preparations for the Plague

Due Preparations for the Plague

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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. 1907 edition. Excerpt: ...John the Baptist frighted the people when he preached to them, and cried, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." Son. Then we must come, madam, to inquire what you mean by preparations. Daughter. If I may speak before my mother, I 'll tell you, brother, what I believe my mother means, or at least how I understand it. Mother. I doubt not but you both understand it, and understand it alike. Daughter. I understand by preparations for death, repentance and a reformed life. Mother. They are the general, indeed, child; there may be many particulars in them, but I am no preacher, take it there, the rest will follow, of course; repent and reform, those two will contain all the preparations you can want or I desire. Son. Nobody can object that we ought not to repent and reform. Mother. Well, child, I only press to the present going about it, because the judgments of God are at hand, and you complain that this is frighting the people, in which I think you are mistaken. Son. No, madam, if you mean no otherwise, I join with you with all my heart, certainly we should be persuaded by all just and reasonable argument to repentance and reformation. I did not deny that, I only said I hope the plague may not be so near as you fear it is. Mother. Well, son, we will not diifer about that; if it pleases God to spare us, and to spare the land in which we live, I shall be one of the first to rejoice and give thanks; and though I dare not say I expect it, I shall not cease to pray for it, still carrying this along with me in all I have to say of it: that to repent and reform our lives, and turn with all our hearts to the Lord, which is what I mean by preparations, is the only way to be unsurprised at it when it comes upon us. A mind...show more

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  • Paperback | 68 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 141g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236934253
  • 9781236934253