The Gospeller

The Gospeller

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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. 1877 edition. Excerpt: ...elder brother charitably complies, the matter ends with, ' Thanks, brother.;' but otherwise the request is forthwith emphasized with the arguments of a cudgel, and if these do not convince, recourse is had to the sabre." Politeness is a virtue. But it loses its character, when it is used for purposes like these. We do well to be on our guard. The enemy of our souls does not declare himself. Sin does not rudely insult us; it comes stealthily, with flatteries and apparent kindliness. We courteously entertain it, and lose all. Similarly, no one succeeds well, who attacks the work of the Church of God with coarseness. But let him come in the guise of a friend, and he will prosper. We are ready to consider all his schemes for " relieving" the Church of her Scriptures, her Creeds, her Book of Common Prayer, her privileges, her property. We welcome the wounds of a friend, and we find our mistake when it is too late to defend the cause of God. Gratitude And Faith. I Remember an old woman, whose great wish it was to obtain an alms-house in which to spend the last few years of her life. She had taught herself in her old age to read by attending the daily services of the Church. After several unsuccessful applications she got what she" desired. I went to see her on the first day that she took possession of her new home, and my visit was quite unexpected. She was reading her Bible. Two things struck me: one was how grateful some people are for small mercies, and how ungrateful others for God's greatest gifts. The other thing was, that if we all as eagerly desired the mansions that God prepares for us as this poor woman did the alms-house, we should be sure of reaching, because we should live so as to be found fit for, our Heavenly...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 15mm | 517g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875036
  • 9781236875037