Fruit From the Tree of Life; Or, Meat and Medicine for the Soul
ISBN 0217820786 (0-217-82078-6)
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Softcover, General Books LLC, 2012
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Book summary: 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. 1860. Excerpt: ... HOW MAY I KNOW IP I All PARDONED P Some short time ago, a little girl in a country village was convinced of sin, and became very concerned about the salvation of her soul. She read her Bible, attended the means of grace, and prayed earnestly to God. But she vcas not happy, she wanted to know if her sins were pardoned, and to feel in herself that she was saved by the Lord. She thought, she read, she prayed, but she could get no satisfaction. At length she went to a Christian lady, and proposed the question, "How may I know that my sins are pardoned?" That lady has sent the question to me, and I want to answer it plainly, scripturally, and so that anylittle girl, boy, or other person, may know if their sins are forgiven them. Now suppose the little girl had a very wise, kind, judicious, and truthful father. But she had acted very wrong, and had deeply grieved his heart. He was angry with her, and she was stubborn and obstinate, persevering in her wicked conduct. But she had a very kind, tender-hearted, and lovine brother, who went to her father, and offered to do any thing, or suffer any thing, if his little sister might be forgiven and restored to favour. He offered to take all the blame of her fault on himself, and to make any atonement necessary for her sin. Now the father's heart was full of love to his little girl, but respect for his own character, and to make a proper impression on the rest of the family, it was necessary to punish the sin, and make an example of the offender. But as this might be done by allowing the brother to be her substitute, bearing the blame and suffering the consequence of her sin, the father agrees to the brother's proposal. The brothe therefore is tried for his sister's fault, condemned for his sister's sin, and punished in...
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