The saints everlasting rest: or, a treatise of the blessed state of the saints, in their enjoyment of God in glory

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Published by Joshua Soule and Thomas Mason for the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States, 1817 - Devotional literature - 312 pages
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Page 33 - Seeing then all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness ; looking for, and hasting to the coming of the day of God; wherein the heavens being on fire, shall be dissolved, and the elements melt with fervent heat.
Page 10 - hungered and ye,' &c.— Luke xi. 28. ' Blessed are they that hear the word of God, and keep it.' Yea, the escaping of hell is a right end of duty to a believer. Heb. iv. 1. ' Let us fear, lest a promise being left us of entering into his rest, any of you should come short of
Page 168 - Wherefore comfort yourselves together, and edify one another, even as ye also do: and we beseech you brethren to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you, and to esteem them very highly in love for their
Page 32 - on them that know not God, and! obey not the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power.' And now is not here enough to make that day a welcome day, and the thoughts of it
Page 58 - his sons, or else remain his enemies still. Christ hath spoken it with his mouth, ' That except a man be born again he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.' The greatest reformation of life, without this new life wrought in the soul, may procure our further delusion, but never our
Page 70 - need to ascend up into heaven, to know, ' That without holiness none shall see God ?' or, ' That only the pure in heart shall see God?' or, ' That except a man be born again, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God ?' Cannot these be known without searching into God's
Page 124 - the coming of the day of God, wherein the heavens being on fire shall be dissolved, and the elements shall melt with fervent heat ?' As if he should say, we cannot possibly conceive or express what manner of persons we should
Page 232 - how refreshing are his expressions! How his words pierce the heart! How they transform the hearers! ' How doth his doctrine drop as the rain, and his speech distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass; while his tongue is expressing the name of the Lord, and ascribing greatness to his God!
Page 31 - thou, O gracious soul! He that would not overlook one Lot in Sodom; nay, that could do nothing till he went forth ; will he forget thee at that day ? ' Thy Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation, and to reserve the unjust to the day of judgment to be punished: he knoweth
Page 25 - I have now uttered that I understood not; things too wonderful for me, which I knew not. Yet I believed, and therefore spake. Remember with whom thou hast to do: what canst thou expect from dust, from corruption, but defilement ? Our foul hands will leave, where they touch, the marks of their uncleanness; and most on those things

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