Meditations on Life, Death, and Eternity Volume 2

Meditations on Life, Death, and Eternity Volume 2

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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. 1884 edition. Excerpt: ... the kingdom of error and of heathenish fables. But Jesus, who dwelleth ever in eternity, who was there in the beginning, and will be Chflm team 'there evermore--Jesus has assured me ""45that my soul is immortal; yet he shed no light upon its state in the next life. He taught us that the soul of man, after its liberation from the body, would be removed into a higher and happier sphere, which God had prepared. for it from the beginning; therefore he said to his companion on the cross, " To-day thou shalt be with me in paradise." He taught that our spirits must prepare here on earth for eternity; that here already they belong to the great kingdom of God; that this kingdom of God does not consist in outward signs, but is within us, in the virtuous and perfect mind. " The kingdom of God," said he, "is within you." Luke xvii, 21. Had the Deity thought it good for mankind that we should beable to look into Notbestfoms eternity, and to penetrate its secrets, "1 1'""'the power of doing so would have been bestowed upon us. But the Omniscient would not that it should be so; and we may therefore conclude that the faculty of following the spirits along their path in eternity would not be conducive to our happiness and well-being. It is withheld from us until the important hour when we shall ourselves become denizens of eternity. Thy inquisitive desire to solve the mysteries How emmy of the future world is therefore culpaP'""' d-ble, is unworthy of thy profession as a Christian, proves a want of trust in the wisdom and fatherly love of God. Be assured that the knowledge of that which the Lord conceals from thee would render thee unhappy. Are there not in like...show more

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  • Paperback | 62 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 127g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236966414
  • 9781236966414