A prospect of death

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  1. Blueridge Believer

    Blueridge Believer Puritan Board Professor

    A dispute has long subsisted between my mortal frame and death; and though I have long maintained the struggle with a body subject to disease and pain, I must at last yield to the universal conqueror, and be led to the house appointed for all living. In a little while, the king of terrors will advance toward me, harnessed to slay, and I shall not be able to escape the keen destroyer. But here is the comfort of a Christian—that he may die, and yet not be hurt of the second death. Yes he may go undismayed with him who is the terror of kings—as with a conquered foe—and with cheerfulness view the silent grave. For though his dust rots, yet his hope shall flourish forever. O what an unspeakable privilege is a saving interest in the Son of God, whereby death—which sets the world a trembling—fills the believer’s mouth with songs of triumph! Happy would the wicked be—if they were freed from the fears of approaching death. But this advancing day, when he departs, to be with Jesus, kindles joy in the believer’s bosom.
    James Meikle
    1730-1799
     
  2. Jeri Tanner

    Jeri Tanner Moderator Staff Member

    It is good to think on these things.
     
  3. Ryan&Amber2013

    Ryan&Amber2013 Puritan Board Junior

    I was just reading 1 Corinthians 15. Everything hinges on the resurrection.
     
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