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A Word to the Aged based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Amazed at the age of this book, first published in 1679, four years after the death of the author, William Bridge.Some parts of the book show that human nature and the human conditon of old age have not changed... speaking of the aged.. "too covetous... too timorous and fearful.. touchy peevish,angry and forward.. unapt to be taught...they are hard to please...full of complaints of the present times, praising the days of old."Two evils afflict the age, ill health and moral afflictions. "But the informaties of old age are generally the decays of nature, not of grace. They are warnings of our change approaching, and by them we die daily, that at last we may die graciously and comfortably." As old men are full of experience, so they should be full of faith, both of their own eternal future through knowing Christ and detachment from the concerns of the world. Where faith is perfected, when it comes time to die, all one has to do is die. Death itself is his own possession, it is his means of riding home to Christ. Though the ride home be painful, because one is going home who would be unwilling to take the journey.He should live and die by faith. "Let him leave a good example to his posterity; a good example is a great legacy."A brief but thoughtful read, 19 pages in total.