The Vale of Probation, a Dream

 
9781151409591: The Vale of Probation, a Dream
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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. 1837. Excerpt: ... ment. But though he was poor, and apparently without any means of living, it was observed that he was always able, as well as willing, to relieve any distressed person who came in his way. And though he suffered many indignities and much persecution from the people, for whose sake he had consented to undergo this humiliation, he was always compassionate, benevolent, and active in deeds of charity. He deeply lamented their blindness and folly, in not seeing and accepting the gracious offers of their King; and he was seen to weep over the distresses which the disease before-mentioned had brought upon them, and for the still greater miseries which he knew was impending over them, on account of their obstinacy, and distrust of his Father's word: but he never seemed to care for his own personal comforts, or to mourn over the privations and fatiguing labours to which he was subjected. He lived evidently for others, and not for himself. He shewed them their danger repeatedly; he warned them of the consequences of still continuing in rebellion to their King, and urged them to prepare for the inheritance that was reserved for all faithful and obedient subjects. Some of them were willing enough to listen to him, and many, if not all, desired to go, at last, into the glorious Kingdom that was promised: but they did not generally believe that any alteration in their life and manners was necessary, previous to their admittance to so great a privilege, and were, therefore, unwilling to make those sacrifices, and to adopt that preparation, which could alone evince their attachment to their King, and their fitness for the Happy Country." "Then was the change," I asked, "which it was necessary to make in their habits of life, likely to render them less happy during their ...

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