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The Writings of the Late Elder John Leland; Including Some Events in His Life

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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. 1845 Excerpt: ...but his death is the close of his existence." This suggestion has greatly assaulted me for twenty years. Notwithstanding the scripture proves the contrary so abundantly, yet a spirit has been fluttering around me, and whispering that the complexity of man was chimerical. (Those who know how hard it is to ...
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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. 1845 Excerpt: ...but his death is the close of his existence." This suggestion has greatly assaulted me for twenty years. Notwithstanding the scripture proves the contrary so abundantly, yet a spirit has been fluttering around me, and whispering that the complexity of man was chimerical. (Those who know how hard it is to realize, as Christians, what they believe as rationalists, will understand me.) Here my spirits played again. My nerves were grievously attacked; and this close thinking on abstruse questions I knew was injurious to me. Fain I would have stopped thinking to save my life, but I could not do it. Some invisible power impelled me to it. Well, thought I, if myself and all others die like brutes, there will be an end of us all; I shall fare as well as any, and all of us shall certainly escape future pain, and lie in dust unconscious of our existence. But this state of passivity looked horrid to me. And besides, I did not see as the decay of my health, flesh and strength impaired my thinking faculties, nor could I believe that death would extinguish them. But I did not long continue here; my thoughts were arrested by another subject, viz: "Will the dead ever be raised?" It is remarkable that all the most potent objections that are ever advanced against the divinity of Christianity, should appear in all their front, in battle array against me, in one night, when I was so poorly prepared for the attack, both in body and mind. Whether it can be accounted for or not, so it was. The Deist admits that if the resurrection in general, or that of Christ in particular, can be proved, Deism must fall. The Christian agrees, that if there is no resurrection from the dead, the gospel is a He--men believe in vain and are yet in their sins. It then struck my mind, ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150320484
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.67 (d)

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