On the Warpath

On the Warpath

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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. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...overthrown by Octavius and Anthony and Rome's republic was ended; where Paul was led in vision from Troas to preach the gospel; where Lydia was converted, and a model Christian church sprang up. Paul and Silas were scourged and cast into prison because they had cast out the devil of divination from a young girl who had "brought her masters much gain by soothsaying." Touch a man's pocketbook, put a crimp in his bank account and interfere with his dirty money-making schemes, and you may expect to be persecuted, punched and put in prison if he can land you there. Jails in the Far East were filthy, crowded and inhuman. Law, not love, ruled, and the object was to break the prisoner's spirit and his back. Today we seek to remedy, and not revenge; to help, not hurt, and so influence character that the criminal may go and "sin no more." Yet it is a question whether we do not often coddle the criminal, excuse his sin, blame others, make him feel he is wronged, apologize for him, try and shorten his manslaughter sentence and give more of a good time with music, flowers, games and movies than he is entitled to, in the light of his crime. The jailer was responsible for his prisoners, and as he saw them freed by the earthquake he was about to commit suicide, when Paul said, "Do thyself no harm." Terrified and repentant, he replied, "Sirs, what must I do to be saved?" He called the Apostles "Sirs," not tramps, anarchists, firebrands or trouble-makers. He asked what he should "do," not imagine, think or dream. He said "I," not my wife, mother-in-law or neighbor. He asked to be "saved," instead of begging for comfort, quiet, clothes, food or money. The question was born of his...show more

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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236640950
  • 9781236640956