Saving Truths

Saving Truths

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...death. What a terrible thought will be this, that one lost hour, and that may be this very hour; one lost hour may be in everlasting ages the corroding recollection that makes the fire which is not quenched, the worm that doth not die! And if there be one thought, if there be one reflection, that must be intolerable, it is surely this: "I had all heaven at my threshold, and I spurned it away, that I might dive deeper into the sins, the profligacy, the covetousness, the unbelief of this present world." The hour spent in reading these truths can--what a thought!--never be recalled. But responsibilities generated in it, and which your hearts in some degree give response to, will last for ever and for ever. It may be that this very hour will project shadow or sunshine for ever and ever. I do not ask you to make Christianity, Christ, the Bible, religion, faith, hope, truth, the only thought in your minds--but the first thought. You have duties to your masters, to your superiors, to your sovereign, to your families, to yourselves: and it would be criminal to be faithless or indolent in discharging these. But I do ask you to take this great truth as the governing truth, as the main truth; making it, like the law of gravitation, not heard, but felt; influencing, restraining, governing, and guiding all you are and all you do. We should now, in the accepted time, ascertain what is our longitude and our latitude, what part of life's sea we now sail on, and what clear prospects--for it will not do to have guesses--we have, that when we shall have crossed that deep, and stormy, and troubled sea, we shall find shelter, and sunshine, and everlasting refreshment in a haven from which we shall go no more out. At all events, it is perfectly clear that...show more

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  • Paperback | 66 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 136g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236540301
  • 9781236540300