A Pastor's Recollections

A Pastor's Recollections

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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. 1875 edition. Excerpt: ...was decided. We sailed in three days after the affray. Up to that time he was alive, and his recovery was hoped for.' "' I would suffer any length of imprisonment--any thing--yes, I believe I would be ready to go to the gallows, if I could just see my parents and receive their forgiveness.' "' I would advise, ' said he, 'that you do not attempt it. If Frank is dead you will beyond all question be arrested and be subject to a vindictive prosecution, which will only involve your parents in greater trouble and distress upon your account.' "This decided me not to go. He promised to see my parents for me, and to take them all I could send--my assurances of greater love than ever I felt before, and of deepest, contrite repentance for the sadness I had caused them. "It gave me at the time something of relief to think that even in this way I could be brought into communication with those for whose sake I felt now as if it would be a joy to give up life itself, if that would be any advantage to them. My letter and message never reached them. The vessel was wrecked and all on board lost. "For some time--say two months--I was greatly restrained from wickedness by the recollection of my providential escape from death. But I was out of the way of all good influence; I was always thrown with dissolute companions. My nature was not a serious one; I slid rapidly back into vicious courses, the remembrance of which has often made me shudder. I wonder that the Holy Spirit was not forever driven from me! No sinner who would seek Jesus Christ's mercy need despair if a wretch like me can be made to hate sin and to love the Saviour. My sins of drunkenness, my sins of lust, my sins of blasphemy, are too awful for me now to think of. I will just...show more

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  • Paperback | 52 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 109g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236626141
  • 9781236626141