The Improvement Era Volume 5

The Improvement Era Volume 5

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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. 1902 edition. Excerpt: ...day, the opportunities now enjoyed of searching into, and obtaining a knowledge of, things pertaining to his eternal happiness, would have been lost to man; for if even now, with the advantage of a day of rest from worldly cares once each week, the things pertaining to his future salvation are so frequently disregarded, what would have been his condition had no Sabbaths existed for his benefit, and what sort of a preparation would this world have been for that which is to come? The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath; because man was created first, and the Sabbath was given to him afterwards for his good; and, if properly observed, will tend greatly to his welfare both here and hereafter; while, if neglected or profaned, it cannot but operate in the direction of his condemnation; because the opportunities which these Sabbaths afford him for improvement are very great, when we consider that, in the course of one year, man has given to him a clear fifty-two days for his spiritual upbuilding and advancement; or, in other words, he has a full year every seven years, and seven complete years in a lifetime of just upon fifty years; and thus he has very frequent opportunities indeed of utilizing all these many means of grace, which God has placed within his reach, to enable him to secure for himself the beatitudes of the Heavenly Kingdom. Who then can ever be in a position hereafter to offer excuses, by pleading want of time or opportunities, however busy and full of labors one's life may have been upon the earth? There is a marked analogy existing in several respects between the spirit and the body, and the former demands just as much care and sustenance to maintain itin a condition of health and strength, as the latter;...show more

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  • Paperback | 372 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 20mm | 662g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236992148
  • 9781236992147