Incidents and Memories of the Christian Life

Incidents and Memories of the Christian Life

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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. 1852 edition. Excerpt: ...hearts with them. While in the midst of these seas, they were exceedingly surprised one day, by coming in sight of an open boat, with a man in it, reclining in the stern, and quietly reading a book, at the same time that he was steering. Then Peter and John hailed him, and asked him what he would be at, out there in mid-ocean, or how in the world he got there, seeing that they themselves had encountered such storms, that it did not seem possible that under any circumstances an open boat could have lived through them. So he told them that the country from whence he came was not so far off as they imagined, for that he came from the land of Fleshly Wisdom, a very wide land, and was bound for the Celestial Country; but never having been satisfied with any proposed views of religion, and being sure that he had himself formed a theory, which would with all posterity take the place of all other systems, he was resolved to set out on his own hook. Accordingly, he bad laid in a stock of the concentrated essence of provisions, and with a portable steam-engine, which he intended to use whenever occasion called for it, he had come thus far by dint of sails and rowing, and occupied most of his leisure time in perusing and re-perusing a volume of his own works. But where, cried Peter and John, is your chart and compass? The man answered that they were all safe in a little binnacle, but that in truth he did not really want any; the interior light was so great, that he went by the Spirit, not the letter, of which indeed he was in no need, having himself risen to a personal inspiration. He said, moreover, that to make all sure, he had gathered the creeds of all nations, ages, and sects, and carried them with him. He knew that there was truth in all, more

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  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 159g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236835670
  • 9781236835673