Home Talks (Communal societies in America)

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9780404107383: Home Talks (Communal societies in America)

This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text, images, or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1875. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... SEEING IS BELIEVING. I DOUBT whether anybody was ever convinced of the truth of immortality by argument alone. We may assent to that doctrine intellectually and in a general sense; but to have it- fixed in our consciousness as a fact of our own existence, requires something besides reasoning. I have reasoned on that subject from mv youth up; have weighed evidence concerning it pro and con; and if I am now a firm believer in immortality it is not because of my conclusions from any of the usual data presented by theologians and others on the subject, but because I find myself in sure communication with a personal being who is at least 1800 years old. If we should see a man who had actually survived on the earth for 1800 years, and we were certain of the fact, it would go far towards proving that men might live forever. Now, by communication with Jesus Christ we have just that kind of personal evidence. I know that one man who lived on the earth 1800 years ago is alive now; and not only is alive, but is in as youthful, growing and active condition as he was at thirty. This proof of the possibility of con tinued existence is, of course, to the person who has it, far more satisfactory than anything to be derived from abstract reasoning. We come to it by intuition. If we have this being who lived 1800 years ago for a friend, if we seek for interior fellowship with him, he can make us feel the truth about himself. He can give us a participation in his consciousness, such that we shall be as sure of the facts about his existence as we are of our own. We may come into such relations to him that the whole of his past life shall be open to us, with the memories belonging to it; so that whatever proofs of immortality exist in him may be ours. I think this transfus...

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Noyes, John Humphrey (Alfred Barron and George Noyes Miller, Eds.)
Editore: Oneida Community / AMS (1975)
ISBN 10: 0404107389 ISBN 13: 9780404107383
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Descrizione libro Oneida Community / AMS, 1975. Hardcover. Condizione libro: Very Good. Blue 1975 hardcover reprint of the 1875 edition, in excellent, near-pristine condition. This is a REPRINT of the orignal publication. 358 pages. Unmarked. Oneida Community. [1 lb]. Codice libro della libreria 32158

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