A treatise on the difference between temporal and eternal

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E. Cummiskey, 1833 - Religion - 400 pages
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.............. sobering................a wonderful look into what it really means to be a follower of the truth ..............every year is like the blinking of an eye ..every sin mounting could lead to a nightmare in eternity that one will never awake from ....... take heed wise ones .......

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Page 400 - But in all these things we overcome, because of him that hath loved us. For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come...
Page 139 - And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months ; and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion when he striketh a man. 6 And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it ; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Page 299 - Alexander, the son of Hyrcanus, caused eight hundred to be crucified, and whilst they were yet alive caused their wives and children to be murdered before their eyes, that so they might not die once, but many deaths. This rigour shall not be wanting in hell.
Page 293 - Most barbarous was that torment inflicted upon some unfortunate persons : they put certain rings of iron, stuck full of sharp points of needles, about their arms and feet, in such manner, as they could not move without pricking and wounding themselves ; then they compassed them about with fire, to the end that standing still they might be burnt alive ; and if they stirred, the sharp points pierced their flesh with more intolerable pains than the fire.
Page 373 - Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man, what God hath prepared for them that love him.
Page 58 - Death is but the common fate of all, and that the bow is already bent and the arrow ready to be let fly which, in accordance with the law of our being, shall accomplish...
Page 302 - ... element. What shall the heat of that fire be, which shall be the executioner of the justice of the God of vengeance ! whose zeal shall be inflamed against the wicked, and shall kindle the fire, which shall eternally burn in the extremities of hell! Such are the torments and miseries of hell, that if all the trees in the world were put in one heap, and set on fire, I would rather burn there till the day of judgment, than suffer, only for the space of one hour, that fire of hell.
Page 287 - Goods, may, if he Live, gain others, at least in another Kingdom, if he fly thither; but he who is deprived of God, where shall he find another God ? And who can fly from Hell ? God is the greatest Good, and it is therefore the greatest Evil to be deprived of him, because Evil is the privation of Good ; and that is to be esteemed the greatest Evil, which is a privation of the greatest Good, which is God...
Page 222 - Those who work in perspective, will so paint a room, that the light entering only through some little hole, you shall perceive beautiful and perfect figures and shapes ; but if you open the windows, and let in a full light, at most you shall see but some imperfect lines and shadows...
Page 299 - ... and blows of those merciless homicides, that the senators could not hear a word, but stood amazed with terror of so horrid a fact. What shall be the harmony of hell, where the ears shall be deafened with the cries and complaints of the damned ? What confusion and horror shall it breed, to hear all lament, all complain, all curse and blaspheme, through the bitterness of the torments which they suffer ? But the damned shall principally be affrighted, and shall quake to hear the thunder-clap of...

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