Radical Problems Volume 20

Radical Problems Volume 20

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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. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...to it endearing words. But God rebuked the sage for repelling his child, really drawing nigh to him at the only point his ignorance could reach, as little ones walk to their parents with weak and wavering steps. What are all our approaches to the Infinite but as of babes that step and stumble, and venture on? The boy or girl you see on a door-step, trying and straining to get hold of the handle of a bell, is an image of our best prayers. O metaphysician! are the Spiritualists coarse and you refined, or are they substantial and you vague in your speculations on the transcendent theme? The Future will decide the relative value of the stuff from their looms and the webs from your brains. Meantime let those who care less for the outward facts and more for the inward thoughts be thankful for the subject, which no meditation or disclosure exhausts. I too much enjoy my reflections to wish the matter cleared up. " Grandmother, what is glory.9 " cried the lad learning the Lord's Prayer. I do not quite want to know. Let the New Jerusalem not be measured for me! I desire not to be informed how many sorts or regiments of angels there are. Let something even of the certainty of bliss be reserved, and of the eternal blazon withheld; nor the story be told till it become trite. The gladness of the supernal visitants to see us, and be able to manifest themselves, gets a little tiresome. We hope there is some secret they have not let out. We should be disappointed with Paradise, if what they say of it were all. Shall we complain that the Divinity is veiled, or in eclipse; and the road of our destiny runs and turns out of sight? Let us rather rejoice in the hidings of his power, in promise of fountains we can never drain; and that the path...show more

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  • Paperback | 106 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 204g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236927486
  • 9781236927484