Voices from Patmos [Meditations on Chap. 2 and 3 of the Apocalypse]

Voices from Patmos [Meditations on Chap. 2 and 3 of the Apocalypse]

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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. 1882 edition. Excerpt: ...do we find the superiority and substantial comfort of this robe. Rejoicing in the Lord our Righteousness, we can understand the humble confidence which the late venerated Dr. Marsh expressed in his closing days. Being asked whether the doctrines he had so faithfully preached supported hirri in his old age, he replied, "Thank God I have thirtythree years of blameless life to look back upon." This statement at first startled his friends, who feared lest he might after all be relying on his own exemplary character. But he quickly made the matter clear by adding, "I mean the thirty-three years of my Saviour's blameless life." Justification by faith was to that good man no cold and barren abstraction, but a fact fraught with exceeding comfort to his soul. He felt that he was indeed clothed with the garments of salvation. So it was with those faithful ones in Sardis. But more than this is declared respecting them. They had also kept their garments undefiled. Living as they did amidst the pollutions of a heathen city, and associating with the many false professors of a fallen church, no brighter testimony could have been recorded in their favour. How forcibly are we reminded that it is not enough to have once by faith put on the robe of righteousness, we must by watchfulness and circumspection keep it unspotted by the world. As a lady delicately dressed, who has to walk along the miry streets of some busy town, will carefully pick her steps and avoid contact with the wheels of passing vehicles that might soil her costly garments, so the servant of God, who, by His grace, has been clothed in Christ's righteousness, has constant need to walk watchfully and prayerfully amidst the contaminations of the world. Our path to heaven, like...show more

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  • Paperback | 30 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 73g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123658936X
  • 9781236589361