Stricken at the Gates of Hades. by a Witness for Christ

Stricken at the Gates of Hades. by a Witness for Christ

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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. 1874 edition. Excerpt: ...come from Him corroborate God's Word, and tend to impress upon us during the still hours of sleep those great and solemn truths which fail to arrest our attention sufficiently at other times. Then, again, I would suggest that, unless men's dreams and visions are in strict accordance with scriptural teaching, and are also of such a nature as become the love and majesty of God to communicate to His creatures, we must look elsewhere for the force which produces them. M.D., F.R.S.--Just so; and I should say, look into the man himself for the source of his dreams and visions; for, though I cannot explain the force which produces them, yet it is incontestable that, if we are in love, we dream of the object of our affections: if in the pursuit of any object in life, which engrosses our thoughts, we are very apt to dream about it; and so I might multiply instances in which this theory holds good. Christian--Such a theory implies that the spirit which is in man does not abnegate its powers of conception when the body rests in sleep. Such teaching would upset your own suggestion that mind and will are as dormant in dreamers as in profound and quiet sleepers. If the spirit is not dormant in sleep, thd corporeal part of man alone resigns its functions and powers, though not always, as we see in the case of somnambulists. Let the spirit which is in man, however, leave the body for an instant and it becomes a corpse, requiring the exercise of a miracle to bring it to lift again. And so we learn that the mysterious breath of God, which turned Adam into a living soul, is the) indestructible force that gives and maintains vitality in the body. Yet I hold that the spirit and soul of man, so long as they are connected with the body, have not that perfect...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123674876X
  • 9781236748768