The Presence And Office Of The Holy Spirit; Six Addresses Given At The Church Of S. John The…

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byAllan Becher Webb

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... SERMON I. THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED, IN PARADISE. "to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better." Phil. i. 23. IN these words of the Apostle, who, as he tells us elsewhere, had himself been "caught up into Paradise," 1 and had there been taught what he had not heard before, " whether in the body or out of the body," he could not tell, we have a summary of the Christian's view, and the Christian philosophy, of Death and the Intermediate State. He speaks of death seriously; not flippantly and jauntily, as some have done, even criminals upon the scaffold. And yet, he speaks of it as quietly, as people might talk of breaking up their home in London, and going into the country; or of a voyage to another land, where they have dear friends and many interests, already awaiting them. He does 1 2 Cor. xii. 4. not regard death as the full stop or conclusion of all things; but rather, as the entrance to a sphere, to the centre of which he had been already looking, and of the life of which he already formed a part. When he departs, S. Paul is still to exist; in a truer and a more real life. And he is to be "with ChrisT." That life, after death, is to be one in which Christ, his Master and his Friend, is to be with him, and he is to be with Christ, in a sense in which he could not be, here. Moreover, he gives us an estimate of what that life is, in comparison of this. It is "far better;" or, as the original might be translated, "far, far better!" And yet, my brethren, S. Paul took no morbid view of this life. His "desire to depart" was no mere selfish desire to have done with trouble, and to get away from conflict. If any personal motive was drawing him away from his friends, and from the souls over whom he had been in charge, it was that he might look more nearl...

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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. 1883. Excerpt: ... SERMON I. THE LIFE OF THE BLESSED, IN PARADISE. "to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better." Phil. i. 23. IN these ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:32 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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