The Pilgrims' Progress; From This World, to That Which Is to Come. Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream. in Two Parts

The Pilgrims' Progress; From This World, to That Which Is to Come. Delivered Under the Similitude of a Dream. in Two Parts

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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. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... his brother's head above water; yea, sometimes he would be quite gone down; and then, ere a while, he would rise up again half dead. Hopeful did also endeavor to comfort him, saying, " Brother, I see the gate, and men standing by to receive us: " but Christian would answer, " It is you, it is you, they wait for; you have been hopeful ever since 1 knew you." " And so have you," said he to Christian. Ah, brother! (said he) surely if I was right, He would now rise to help me; but for my sins He hath brought me into the snare and left me." Then said Hopeful, " My brother, you have quite forgot the text, where it is said of the wicked, " There are no bands in their death; but their strength-is firm; they are not troubled as other men, neither are they plagued like other men.'f These troubles and distresses that you go througt' in these waters, are no sign that God hath forsaken you; but are sent to try you, whether you will call to mind that which heretofore you have received of His goodness, and live upon him in your distresses." Then I saw in my dream, that Christian was in a muse a t. e. they die without the fear of future misery: or, to enlarge a little, in the words of a pious commentator on the Holy Scriptures, "their end seems to be peace; this was ever thought to be the peculiar privilege of the godly; Psalm zxxvH. 37. and yet, to outward appearance, it is oftentimes the lot of the ungodly;--' they have no bands in the ir death;' they are not taken off by a violent death: they are foolish; L.id yet die not as fools die; for, 'their bands are not bound, nor their feet put into fetters.' (2 Sam. iii. 34.) They are not taken offby an untimely death, like the fruit forced from the...show more

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  • Paperback | 100 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 195g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236941411
  • 9781236941411