Probation

Probation

By (author) 

List price: US$14.13

Currently unavailable

Add to wishlist

AbeBooks may have this title (opens in new window).

Try AbeBooks

Description

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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...beings are, from all the changes and temptations of life, there will be as little opportunity to test their characters and try their hearts.--And the world of woe, a place from which all salutary restraint and good influences are withdrawn, will be no better adapted to the purposes of trial, than heaven. This obviously is the place, from the very adaptation of it, where sinners are left to curse their God and look upward--left to fill up unchecked the measure of their sins--where they will bite and gnaw their tongues for pain, and yet not repent of their evil deeds.. If there was to be a probation beyond the grave for any portion of mankind, we might expect that some place would be prepared and fitted, as this world is, for such a purpose. But we hear of no such place, on the other side of the river of death--none, save the resting place of God's people on the one hand, and the prison of despair and abandonment on the other. We are constrained to believe, therefore, that all the probation which any of the children of men will ever enjoy, is confined within the limits of the present life. It may be objected again to the views which have been advanced, that all good influences do not seem to be withdrawn from the world of woe--that in one instance, at least, the gospel was preached there, and preached by no less a personage than our Lord Jesus Christ. " Christ also hath once suffered for sinners, the just for the unjust, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh, but quickened by the Spirit, by which also he went and preached unto the spirits in prison, which sometime were disobedient, when once the long suffering of God waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was preparing, wherein few, that is eight souls, were...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 26 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 68g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236571827
  • 9781236571823