Sermons on Sickness, Sorrow, and Death by Edward BerensSermons on Sickness, Sorrow, and Death by Edward Berens

Sermons on Sickness, Sorrow, and Death

byEdward Berens

Paperback | February 8, 2012

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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.1828 Excerpt: ... SERMON VII. REGULATION OF SORROW FOR THE DEATH OF FRIENDS, 1 Thess. iv. 13, 14. I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so them also which sleep in Jesus viill God bring with him. AMONG the many and various calamities to which we are exposed during our pilgrimage on earth, there are few which affect the heart more deeply, or more painfully, than the death of near relations and friends. When some object of affection with whom we have been connected by the closest ties of nature or of choice, and who has been dear to us as our own soul, is carried to the grave, and the sad con-viction is forced upon us that we have bid the last farewell, that we shall meet no more in the land of the living, an intense anguish naturally takes possession of the heart. We feel an aching void, a sense of loss and desolation, which for a time nothing on earth can fill up, and which throws a sort of gloom upon every thing around us. Such sorrow is natural to us, and is the natural consequence of the feel-ings of tenderness and attachment which were implanted in us by the Author of our. nature, and which, when rightly placed and properly cultivated, form of that nature one of the fairest and most valuable ornaments. Sorrow on such oc-casions, when kept under due control, is so far from being contrary to the Chris-N tian religion, that it is by religion rather sanctioned and encouraged. It springs from natural affection; and the want of natural affection is spoken of in Scripture" as one of the marks of the lowest corruption of character and of manners. We read, accordingly, that such sorrow was felt and manifested by some of the most ...
Title:Sermons on Sickness, Sorrow, and DeathFormat:PaperbackDimensions:24 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 8, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217871208

ISBN - 13:9780217871204