Gatherings in Beulah

Gatherings in Beulah

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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. 1878 edition. Excerpt: ...of mine and doeth them." The same great and precious truth is elsewhere taught under another expressive figure--" Whosoever will, let him take the water of life freely." Many a doubting, despairing soul has drunk in rich comfort from those all-embracing words" Whosoever will!" But to recur to the figure first quoted. Paul, in a very instructive passage, (i Cor. iii. n) says: "Other foundation can no man lay than that is laid, which is Jesus Christ." Yet in the same connection he gives this pregnant warning: "Let every man take heed how he buildeth thereupon." He then goes on to speak of the kind of materials which even real believers, who have reached the rock, use in the superstructure. On one side he puts gold, silver, precious stones--expressive of things which Jesus calls treasures in heaven, and which he exhorts his people to lay up for themselves. On the other hand he uses the striking figures of wood, hay, stubble--things of little value--transitory and perishing, and fit only to be burned. "The fire" he adds, "shall try every man's work of what sort it is. If any man's work abide which he hath built thereupon, he shall receive a reward. If any man's work shall be burned, he shall suffer loss; but he himself shall be saved, yet so as by fire." Be saved, yet suffer loss! Saved, yet have no treasure in heaven! In the light of what Paul here says, we can see what Peter means when he talks of the righteous scarcely being saved; and in another place of an abundant entrance "into the everlasting kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ." Paul and Peter are at perfect agreement, although the latter says nothing about building a house. Still he speaks of the same more

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  • Paperback | 140 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 263g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236580397
  • 9781236580399