The Higher Christian Life. Ed. by the Author of 'Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars'

The Higher Christian Life. Ed. by the Author of 'Memorials of Captain Hedley Vicars'

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...the day fixed by the leader, Miller, himself. Then next she was induced to come out and denounce as deluded all who did not receive the Millerite interpretation of the Bible; and that, as she supposed, by the direct command of God. At a certain time, while meditating upon these things, the words "Come out of Babylon" sounded in her ears, and she settled it in a moment that it was the voice of God, commanding her to separate herself from her church, amongst whom were her own beloved children and the dearest friends she had in the world; and she came out and denounced them all. After that agaii. she was struck by the words, "Mortify the flesh," and from this she, with the little band of deluded ones whom she joined, took up the idea that all they could do to mortify themselves before each other would be pleasing to God and purifying to themselves. And they carried the matter to the most absurd and ridiculous extremes; even in their meetings for worship. THE PROTESTANT NUN. 121 This finally went so far as to shock her, and drive her to renounce these Millerites in turn. And what now? Adrift once more, did she not see her folly, and turn again to the stronghold? No. But went further, and fared worse than ever. Meeting a Shakeress on board one of the lake steamers, while crossing Lake Erie, her fantastic dress and demure looks attracted her, and they soon fell into conversation. Many of the fancies of this Protestant nun found admiring reception from the widow. But of all others the assurance that all the faithful have each some one of their own dear departed relatives to go with them as guardian angels, delighted her most. And when her new friend said, "Does not the apostle ask, 'are they not all ministering spirits, sent...show more

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  • Paperback | 82 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 163g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236507967
  • 9781236507969