Sea Sermons; Or, Twelve Short and Plain Discourses for the Use of Seamen to Which Are Added, a Prayer Adapted to Each Sermon with Hymns Suited to Various Occurrences

Sea Sermons; Or, Twelve Short and Plain Discourses for the Use of Seamen to Which Are Added, a Prayer Adapted to Each Sermon with Hymns Suited to Various Occurrences

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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. 1822 edition. Excerpt: ...day of death; and the day of judgment. This was St. Paul's consolation, and it gave him courage in the expectation of martyrdom; and this is the way for a seaman to live and die happily.--It is the way to live happily; for the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep the heart and mind of the believer. "Blessed is the man whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered; blessed is the man to whom the Lord imputeth not iniquity, and in whose spirit there is no guile" (Psalm xxxii. 1, 2.) And as it is the way to live happily, so it is the only possible way to die happily. For men who are healthy and strong may contrive to pass away their time in the day of prosperity without religion; but let a man be confined to his hammock with pain and pining sickness, with tedious days and more tedious nights; let him be looking forward to a vast eternity, and what will he do" then? Then he wants a guide, then he needs the compass, and the chart of God's word; and if he be a believer in Jesus, he may look at Death without dismay. Then, whether he die in his hammock, or sink in the ocean, or be killed in battle, all is well and will be well for ever; for "whosoever believeth, hath everlasting life/' lietit also be remembered that the word of God not only points out the way to eternal life hereafter, but it is intended to direct oiir course through the present world, "Wherewith shall a young man cleanse his way?" is an important question proposed in the Psalms; and the answer is, "By taking heed thereto, according to thy word." The true christian therefore desires to walk, - not according to the course of this world/' not to "follow the multitude to do evil;" not to excuse sin because...show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236560205
  • 9781236560209