On Spiritualising Scripture; The Confessions Of A Millenarian: the confessions of a millenarian

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byWilliam Graham

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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. 1870. Excerpt: ... CONFESSION THE SECOND. T NEED not remind you, my dear brother, of--the sweet intercourse we have had together in former times, nor of the sad delusion on my part which diminished, if it did not altogether break up our communion. You kept the safe and pleasant path of ecclesiastical orthodoxy, and your zeal and manifold labours have had their just reward in the affections and honours of the church. You have earned them nobly, and may you wear them long. Do not suppose that I write these lines in the spirit of complaint, or that I set myself to fight against the arrangements of divine providence. The past cannot be recalled, and regret, while it cannot cancel past evil, may in a measure unfit us for present good. I am inclined, therefore, in the language of the East, to recline my back against the mountain of satisfaction, and take refuge in the doctrine of predestination. Hear me, then, patiently, while I trace in a few sentences the phases of my faith and the motives or principles which led me to the theory of the personal reign. (2.) It is surely the desire of every benevolent mind to diminish suffering in every possible way, in consistency with the happiness of the species and the moral government of God. I read in the holy Scriptures of the terrors of hell, and at the same time pondered the awful words of the Son of God concerning the broad way and the wide gate, and I asked myself the question, " Is this, then, the destiny of the human race, that the immense majority are to be cast into outer darkness, where there is weeping and wailing and gnashing of teeth?" This thought troubled me very much, and put me to my wits' end; for, like the man in the iron cage, I seemed hemmed in on every side. I could not deny the very words of holy Scripture, and the e...

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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. 1870. Excerpt: ... CONFESSION THE SECOND. T NEED not remind you, my dear brother, of--the sweet intercourse we have had together in former times,...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217521053

ISBN - 13:9780217521055

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