The World's Orators; Comprising the Great Orations of the World's History, with Introductory Essays, Biographical Sketches and Critical Notes Volume 3

The World's Orators; Comprising the Great Orations of the World's History, with Introductory Essays, Biographical Sketches and Critical Notes Volume 3

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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. 1900 edition. Excerpt: ...while the dogs came and licked his sores, he had suffered a violent death (for what could be more painful than hunger?); but on his departing hence he enjoyed eternal blessings, luxuriating on the bosom of Abraham! In what respect, then, did it injure him that he died a violent death? or what did it profit the rich man, that he died not with violence? But some one says, "We have no fear of the violence of the death, but of dying unjustly, and of being punished in a similar way with the guilty, --we who have had nothing to do with the crimes of which we are suspected." What sayest thou, tell me? Art thou afraid of dying unjustly, and wouldest thou wish to die justly? But who is there so wretched and miserable, that, when he had the alternative of dying unjustly, would rather depart by an act of justice? For if it be necessary to fear death, it is necessary to fear it when it comes upon us justly; since he indeed who dies unjustly is by this very means made a partaker with all the saints. For many of those who were approved and distinguished by God have submitted to an unjust end; and first of all Abel. For it was not that he had sinned against his brother, or done Cain any harm; but inasmuch as he had honored God, therefore was he slaughtered. But God permitted it. Was it, think you, because He loved him, and wished to make his crown the brighter, by that most unjust murder? Seest thou then, that it becomes us not to be afraid of dying by violence; not of dying unjustly: but of dying in a state of sin? Abel died unjustly. Cain lived, groaning and trembling! Which then, I would ask, was the more blessed of the two: he who went to rest in righteousness, or he who lived in sin; he who died unjustly, or he who died justly punished? Would you...show more

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  • Paperback | 78 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236561570
  • 9781236561572