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The death of Voltaire This book was quite rare but I was able to get it reprinted on demand. Now there is an invention called the Expresso Book Machine that can take any of these books and print them for you in 5 minutes. Thus the price has come down. About half of what I paid. Well as I was listening to this narration I realized it was about 6 or more years old. I was still using cassette tapes and digitizing them. Now all recordings are done with USB mics, and made digital at 64KBPS. http://puritanaudiobooks.com/2013/05/05/davis-w-clark---the-dying-words-of-atheists-and-infidels.aspx I first became interested in this terrible subject when I came across the antique book by S B Shaw in the library of a good friend. This work by Davis Clark is the largest collection I have ever seen. What is a great mystery is why some men feel the pangs of hell before they get there and some have a foretaste of heaven so great that it almost overwhelms them. The latter I long for, I assure you. T M S
Author's Preface This volume owes its origin to a season of calamity. While the cholera was raging in the city of New-York during the summer of 1849, the author was called to witness a great variety of " death-bed scenes." At the same time his own health was too much shaken to admit of any severe literary pursuit. Under those circumstances, the work was suggested to his mind as one likely to subserve a useful purpose; and during that season most of the material for the work was collected and arranged. Since then, it has occupied the hours of respite from more imperious duties, in revision and preparation for the press. D W Clark Sept. 1 1861
Bible Tract 1832 This was originally circulated as a Bible tract by the American Tract Society. First it was printed as a contrast to the death bed of the believer - Samuel Finley - published in 1806. Then again it was published as a separate tract, 1820. and other numerous editions Francis Newport died in 1642 an apostate. The story is as solemn as that of the infamous death of Francis Spira, who apostatized when arraigned at the inquisition of Venice, 1548. That story is also on SermonAudio, SID=228121234157
Samuel Finley historical note Samuel Finley was the 5th president of the College of New Jersey which became Princeton U. In the early 1800's there was an amazing Bible tract published by the American Tract Society called, Death Bed of a Free Thinker - the horrible death of Francis Newport (died 1623) This book is no longer available as a free pdf, but it can be found alongside of the death bed of Samuel Finley. It was titled "The Death Bed of a Free-Thinker and the Death Bed of a Christian contrasted. The story of Finley's death is detailed in chapter 19 of A. Alexander's Thought on Religious Experience. Death Bed of the Believer. Finley said, " Although I have as earnestly desired death, as the hireling pants for the evening shade, yet will I wait all the days of my appointed time. I have often struggled with principalities and powers, and have been brought to the borders of despair. Lord, let it suffice."
Puritan Sermons Comment Today I narrated another sermon out of this 6 volume set, a Sermon by William Greenhill. The other two sermons I narrated years ago out of volume 1. But to have this person narrate all of volume 5 is a monumental feat. Today as I was learning about William Greenhill's 5 volume commentary on Ezekiel, I learned that volume 5 is very rare, because of the London Fire most copies were lost. so I did a search to see what volumes are available. This was on books.google, as well as AmazonDOTcom. Then I checked the Puritan Hard Drive and was not disappointed, in fact amazed that the whole commentary was there, in a single volume, 831 pages before the Index. All I can say is though not too many people go looking for such things, those of us who do are a miser in a gold mine when we find such gems. Thanks Again. This was a good day to be full of Christ and His word through the pulpits of pastors who long since have been in heaven.
Great Sermon! it has always been hard for me to listen to another man whether in a movie or someone who is not associated with hollywood, to boldly say "I am the way the truth and the life". i try to avoid movies where a mere human is saying "i and my Father are one" and "those who do not believe in me will die in their sins". what Jesus said on the cross can never be repeated by sinners pretending/believing they can save other sinners.
Pressing Into the Kingdom and SEEKING This sermon is the common counsel that Edwards gives to those who would be saved. A recent book has been written on this subject by Joel Beeke and Paul Smalley - Prepared for Grace by Grace, answering the charge that the Puritans taught preparationism. What Edwards IN FACT taught was that there was a desire to believe on Christ that had for its foundation purely mercenary motives. He said, you say you desire to be saved. But you really have a desire not to be damned. To have Christ as a Savior is a different thing. This was to expose what was called mercenary motives for coming to Christ. This sermon is therefore much like the sermon, Pressing Into the Kingdom.