The Christian father's present to his children

Paperback | January 2, 2012

byJohn Angell James

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Excerpt: ... % lifting 0f u li0tts |amilg in f eabm The streDgth of our social feelings, and the pleasure which we derive from the indulgence of them, have very naturally originated the question, " Will those who were known to each other on earth, renew their acquaintance in heaven ?" The feelings which prompted the question, have led us to answer it in the affirmative. It might, indeed, be enough to satisfy our hopes in reference to eternal happiness, to be assured that nothing shall be present which could operate as an alloy, nothing be absent that shall be felt as a defect. We know that the manifold wisdom of God is employed under the impulse of infinite love, in preparing a place for us; and we are also assured that God " is not ashamed to be called our God, because he hath prepared for us a city." All that is most essential to a state of perfect and everlasting felicity is exhibited and promised in the word of God, the beatifio vision of God and the Lamb ; complete resemblance in body and soul to the Lord Jesus, the light of perfect knowledge ; the purity of perfect holiness; the glow of perfect love; the eternal exclusion of sin and of the sinner ; the company and converse of the spirits of just men made perfect, and the myriads of holy angels; the absence of pain and sickness, care and labor, sorrow and sighing, death and the curse ; all of which are explicitly assured to the believer in the gospel of Christ; these form a heaven which might entirely satisfy us, as a state of felicity seemingly incapable of addition. This is glory, honor, immortality, eternal life. And yet in the view of all this, our social nature often prompts that one more question, " Shall we know each other in the celestial world ?" The scripture, I admit, has not, in so many words, replied to the question, nor relie...

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Book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1853. Excerpt: ... % lifting 0f u li0tts |amilg in f eabm The streDgth of our social feelings, and the pleasure which we derive from the indulgence of them, have very natur...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:100 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.21 inPublished:January 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217073131

ISBN - 13:9780217073134

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