Religion in the East, Or, Sketches Historical and Doctrinal of All the Religious Denominations of Syria; Drawn from Original Sources

Religion in the East, Or, Sketches Historical and Doctrinal of All the Religious Denominations of Syria; Drawn from Original Sources

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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. 1860 edition. Excerpt: ...then alive, they would surely have died from its effect. When all are thus dead, God will stand and cry aloud, Where are the mighty kings of the earth? where are the pretenders to kingdom and power? to whom does the sovereignty belong exclusively to-day? none being found to answer, He will reply, Sovereignty belongs to the one mighty God alone; to-day every soul shall be rewarded according to its deserts. The first person to rise will be Israfil. He will blow the trumpet, and will cry, with a voice that fills the heavens and the earth, 0 dry bones and dead bodies, stand up before the judgmentseat of the mighty One! At this all will rise, and the judgment will then take place." "After men have entered both heaven and hell, death, in the form of a white ram spotted with black, will be slain between the two abodes of happiness and misery, so that both the saved and the damned may cease to think of death, unless as a thing irrecoverably lost. They will indeed clamorously call, the one for its death, so that their happiness may not suffer the fears of mortality; the other for sparing its life, so that they may hope for death and rest from the torments of hell." "With regard to the children of unbelievers--their period of probation will be after death. They will be commanded to throw themselves into the fires of hell. Such as have been preordained to happiness will at once do so; but they will not be hurt, and will be removed to the mansions of the faithful. Those who have been preordained to misery will fear to leap; and for their disobedience will be retained in the fires of Jehennem." "There is a tree in paradise called the Blessed--its trunk is of pearl, often as the skins of its wretched inmates are burned up, they...show more

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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 213g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236531027
  • 9781236531025