The National Preacher Volume 5-6

The National Preacher Volume 5-6

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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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...business, when death with its elustering horrors shall look you in the face, and show you his mandate, and point you to the door of the pit; and one step farther onward--when the everlasting abyss opens beneath the eye, and-the sound of wailing ascends from it, and the storm and the lightning of God's wrath are blazing and raging over it, --Oh tell me, how will the subject of this discourse appear to you then! SERMON CHI. BY WILLIAM B. SPRAGUE, D. D. THE WICKED SURPRISED BY THEIR OWN DESTRUCTION. Lamentations, I. 9.--She rcmcmbercth not her last end: therefore she came down wonderfully. The occasion of the writing of this book was the destruction of Judah and Jerusalem by the Chaldean army, and the consequent dissolution of the Jewish stale. In this first chapter, the prophet bewails the miseries which had come upon his much-loved city; contrasting her deplorable condition with her former state of prosperity and magnificence. And in the verse which conlains our text, he speaks of the fcarfulness of her ruin, and charges it upon her own guilty inconsideration. " She rcmcmbercth not her last end; therefore SUE CAME DOWN WONDERFULLY." The tremendous calamities that now came upon the Jewish nation, seem to have been an occasion not only of great distress, but of great surprise. Jerusalem came down wonderfully, inasmuch as she came down at a time when she did not expect it, in a manner which she did not expect, and to a doom which she did not expect. From having been the joy of the whole earth, she became a field of utter desolation. There are certain great principles in the divine administration, the operation of which gives a degree of uniformity to the divine proceedings. For instance, it is the manner of our God to visit with...show more

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  • Paperback | 128 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 240g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236965612
  • 9781236965615