Sermons Preached in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Plymouth

9780217872492: Sermons Preached in the Church of the Holy Trinity, Plymouth

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. 1844. Excerpt: ... SERMON VIII. THE HAPPINESS OF HEAVEN. Rev. vii. 13--17. 1 And one of the elders answered, saying unto me, What are these which are arrayed in white robes? and whence came they? And I said unto him, Sir, thou knowest. And he said to me, These are they which came out of great tribulation, and have washed their robes, and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore are they before the throne of God, and serve him day and night in his temple; and he that sitteth on the throne shall dwell among them. They shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more; neither shall the sun light on them, nor any heat. For the Lamb, which is in the midst of the throne, shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters; and God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes." There is perhaps no single book included in the roll of the Volume of Inspiration, which is so little read, or if read, is perused with so little of prayerful study, as the book of the Revelation of St. John. Although it stands at the very close of the sacred canon, and on this account presents, as one would imagine, to the eye of the spiritual student features of more than ordinary interest, as being the last revelation vouchsafed by Christ to His Church upon earth, we yet find its pages to a very great extent passed over by the Christian Church. We are at no loss to account for this almost universal neglect. We feel, as we enter on the book of the Revelation, that we are entering upon new ground, ground almost untrodden by the foot of man. In the Gospels and in the Epistles all is plain and open; there are, comparatively, few rough and stony places; few inaccessible heights, few deep, and difficult descents, and we tread the level and champaign country with a feeling of confidence, w...

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