The Parable of the Pilgrim: Written to a Friend

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Robert White, 1667 - 527 pages
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Page 391 - A faithful friend is a strong defence; and he that hath found such an one, hath found a treasure. Nothing doth countervail a faithful friend, and his excellency is] invaluable. A faithful friend is the medicine of life ; and they that fear the Lord shall find him. Whoso feareth the Lord shall direct his friendship aright; for as he is, so shall his neighbour (that is, his friend) be also.
Page 11 - Who will bring me into that strong city, the retreat of my wearied mind, the refuge to recruit my tired spirits, the only place of my security, my joy, my life itself? Wilt not thou, O God, who hast led me to the knowledge of it, who hast filled me with these desires, and hast brought me into a disesteem and contempt of all other things 1 END OF VOLUME II.
Page 226 - Ask him if this discipline has prevented them from running headlong into the follies and vices of the age ? from being birdlimed by dissipation ; or caught in the spider's web of sophistry and unbelief? " It is no doubt a true observation...
Page 155 - When he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an Inheritance, he obeyed, and went out not knowing whither he went.
Page 301 - Make me a clean heart, O God : and renew a right fpirit within me. Caft me not away from Thy prefence : and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me. O give me the comfort of Thy help again : and ftablifh me with Thy free Spirit.
Page 10 - ... before him, but could never court it into his embraces. O my beloved! (would he often sigh within himself.) O my heart's desire ! O thou joy of the whole earth ! In what corner of it dost thou hide thyself, and liest concealed from our eyes ? Where art thou to be found, O heavenly good ? Who will bring me to the clear vision of thy face ? Art thou company only for the celestial spirits ? art thou so reserved for the angels...
Page 414 - ... f The pilgrims suspected this well-armed cavalier to be one of that brood who will force others into their own path, and then put out their eyes in case they should forsake it. They have not got rid of their dangerous companion, by whom the Romish church is indicated, when they are accosted by a man...
Page 14 - I have already said) were very frozen and cold, yet they cudgelled one another so long till they grew hot ; and then they cried, the weather was very warm, and the sun in his highest elevation. God's enemies they thought they opposed in their own ; and they fancied themselves engaged against sin, while they were buffeting a contrary opinion. There was no heat but they took it for divine, though it were of their own kindling ; and so they were but all on fire, they never doubted but it was from heaven.
Page 149 - I hope your soul will never enter into this secret, nor follow the rabble in these groundless fancies. But you will rather put to your hands to pull down that idol of faith, which hath been set up with so much devotion, and religiously worshipped so long among us : that dead image of faith which so many have adored, trusted in, and perished. I mean the notion which hath been so zealously advanced. how that believing is nothing else but a ' relying on Jesus for salvation...
Page 348 - ONE day as they went through a certain place, which was more like a garden than an highway, he asked him if he was not afraid of those strange beasts in green skins, and those armed men with weapons of the same colour in their hands. At which he smiling said ; ' Though you have been conscious too much of my weakness, yet I have so much courage as not to be affrighted at the images of things...

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