Adventures of Elder Triptolemus Tub: Comprising Important and Startling Disclosures Concerning Hell; Its Magnitude, Morals, Employments, Climate &c., All Very Satisfactorily Authenticated. To which is Added, The Old Man of the Hill-side
A. Tompkins, 1846 - 197 pages
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Page 70 - Freely they stood who stood, and fell who fell. Not free, what proof could they have given sincere Of true allegiance, constant faith, or love, Where only what they needs must do appear'd, Not what they would ? what praise could they receive ? What pleasure I from such obedience paid ? When will and reason, reason also is choice, Useless and vain, of freedom both despoil'd, Made passive both, had served necessity, Not me?
Page 81 - And when the thousand years are finished, Satan shall be loosed from his prison, and shall go out to seduce the nations which are in the four corners of the earth, Gog and Magog, and shall draw them to battle, whose number is as the sand of the sea.
Page 81 - And they went up on the breadth of the earth, and compassed the camp of the saints about, and the beloved city: and fire cam down from God out of Heaven, and devoured them.
Page 102 - Others apart sat on a hill retired, In thoughts more elevate, and reasoned high Of Providence, Foreknowledge, Will, and Fate— Fixed fate, free will, foreknowledge absolute — And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Page 84 - Is the Redeemer's great command : Nature must count her gold but dross, If she would gain this heavenly land. 3 The fearful soul that tires and faints, And walks the ways of God no more, Is but esteemed almost a saint, And makes his own destruction sure.
Page 22 - I could a tale unfold whose lightest word Would harrow up thy soul, freeze thy young blood, Make thy two eyes, like stars, start from their spheres, Thy knotted and combined locks to part And each particular hair to stand on end, Like quills upon the fretful porcupine : But this eternal blazon must not be To ears of flesh and blood.
Page 95 - There guilty ghosts of Adam's race Shriek out, and howl beneath thy rod ; Once they could scorn a Saviour's grace, But they incensed a dreadful God. 6 Tremble, my soul, and kiss the Son : Sinner, obey thy Saviour's call ; Else your damnation hastens on And hell gapes wide to wait your fall...
Page 104 - ... very gates have been opened, and are now scarcely shut. Through them we have been permitted to see Jesus. He has himself, through one of his members, been speaking to us in melting tones of persuasion and love. He has given us an impressive lesson on his great salration. And now I entreat you, ' give heed to the things you have heard, lest at any time you should let them slip.
Page 82 - ... in his speedy second coming. The deepening thought of the Church was Christologic (eg, II Cor., as a model of pastoral theology). The miracles of healing were wrought in his name (Acts iii. 6). His name was taken to be the only name given under heaven among men whereby they must be saved (Acts iv. 12). Hence the person of Christ becomes inseparable from the idea of God (John xiv. 9). Consequently prayer is necessarily related to Christ. In Paul this is particularly clear. The mystical immanence...