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Excerpt from The Saints' Everlasting Rest
They were born in the midst of conﬂicts civil and religious; and as they grew up, their ears heard no other sounds than those of defiance and controversy. Thus life was to them, in fact and reality, that war fare, which is to many of us only its rhetorical em blem. To this is to be attributed that severity of rebuke, and sternness of denunciation, which we are sometimes almost sorry to meet with in their expos tulations. But they were obhged to speak loud, in order to be heard in those troublous days. They were trained in the language of strife, as their mo~ ther tongue; and they used that language even delivering the message of peace. But they did de~]iver the message of peace, they declared the way of salvation, and they were highly honoured, and in vincibly supported by Him who sent them.
The agitated state of surrounding circumstances grave them continual proof of the instability of all things temporal; and inculcated on them the neces sity of seeking a happiness which might be inde pendent of external things. They thus practically learned the vanity and nothingness of life, except in its relation to eternity; and they declared to their fellow-creatures the mysteries of the kingdom of God, with the tone of men who knew that the lightest word which they spoke, outweighed in the balance of reason, as well as of the sanctuary, the value of all earth's plans, and politics, and interests. They were upon high and firm ground. They stood in the midst of that tempestuous ocean, secure on the Rock of Ages; and as they uttered to those around them their invitations, or remonstrances, or consola tions, they thought not of the tastes but of the ne cessities of men - they thought only of the difference between being lost and being saved, and they cried aloud, and spared not.
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bound: 460 pages
publisher: Forgotten Books (April 19, 2017)
isbn: 1330661443, 978-1330661444,
weight: 1.4 pounds (