The Friend Volume 37

The Friend Volume 37

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ...ball, the twelve lancets having been broken to pieces. I discovered three in the large intestines, pointless, and mixed with the other contents; the other nine were missing, and had probably been voided. The stomach was as sound and entire as that which had received the needles." For "The Friend." The fathers, where are they? And the prophets, do they live forever? The answer is, they do not; given by the vacant seats and stripped ranks in our Society. In the former dispensation, whenaprophet was about being gathered into his everlasting rest, another was in the stripping room, or under the preparing hand, to receive the mantle of the faithful one. And why are there not more faithful labourers, unflinching testimony bearers, and unwearied watchmen in the present day, so that the query should not arise, where are they? Ah 1 it comes for want of obedience to the requisitions of Him who found the fishermen mending their nets, but who at His command forsook all, and followed Him; so it must be with all who arc in earnest to be found working out their soul's salvation, and filling their allotted places in the militant church. They are to forsake all their own willings and runnings, all the eating of their own bread, and the wearing of their own apparel; the best of the sheep and oxen must be slain, creaturely activity laid in the dust, and nothing desired but the passiveness of clay in the hands of the potter, and a willingness to be guided by another, and led in the paths of dedication and obedience. If all, or most, of the descendants of the dedicated servants who filled these seats, had listened to the still small voice, and obeyed its restraining, preserving power, then the comforting, consoling language could be adopted, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 962 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 48mm | 1,683g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236765192
  • 9781236765192