A Series Of Sermons On The Sunday And Festival Lessons; Or, Sermons Composed Upon Texts Selected From The First And Second Lessons Alternately Of Each by Edward George WilliamsA Series Of Sermons On The Sunday And Festival Lessons; Or, Sermons Composed Upon Texts Selected From The First And Second Lessons Alternately Of Each by Edward George Williams

A Series Of Sermons On The Sunday And Festival Lessons; Or, Sermons Composed Upon Texts Selected…

byEdward George Williams

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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. 1866. Excerpt: ... &fje 3n»entg=stxtf) Suntoag after GErinitg. Evening Service.--Eternal Punishment--Mark ix. Verse 44.--" Where their worm dieth not, and the fire is not quenched." In perusing the pages of sacred scripture, we find that the eternal world is presented to us as two great provinces, perfectly distinct and solely separated from each other. One of these provinces consists in happiness, the other in misery; the one in joy, the other in sorrow; the one in light, the other in darkness; the one in perfect enjoyment, the other in utter destitution. That we may be induced to desire the one and to dread the other, we find that the strongest language which art can devise, and the most vivid figure which nature can supply, are employed to describe them respectively. For instance, heaven is portrayed by a city of pure gold, like unto clear glass, its foundations being garnished with all manner of precious stones, having a wall of jasper, twelve gates of pearl, and a street of transparent glass. It is called paradise, for its beauty and pleasantness. It is said that there thrones, and crowns, and sceptres, and royal robes, and harps of gold are provided for all the inhabitants; not that those things actually exist according to our notion of them, but they are employed figuratively to meet our faint ideas of comfort, and elegance, and happiness. On the other hand, hell is compared to a prison, where there are chains, and scourges, and fire and brimstone, and the smoke of their torments ascending up for ever and ever. Thus, the most desirable objects in nature are employed to describe the bliss of the redeemed, and the most repugnant things to describe the torments of the condemned. Hence our Saviour in speaking of the punishment of the wicked says, "Where their worm d...
Title:A Series Of Sermons On The Sunday And Festival Lessons; Or, Sermons Composed Upon Texts Selected…Format:PaperbackDimensions:134 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.29 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217310109

ISBN - 13:9780217310109

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