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قراءة كتاب Old Wine and New: Occasional Discourses

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Old Wine and New: Occasional Discourses

Old Wine and New: Occasional Discourses

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  I.   Filial Hope. 1829 II.   Rest for the Weary. 1830 III.   My Beloved and Friend. 1833 IV.   Refuge in God. 1838 V.   Parental Discipline. 1840 VI.   Joy of the Law. 1842 VII.   Sojourning with God. 1858 VIII.   Building for Immortality. 1859 IX.   Wail of Bereavement. 1862 X.   Wisdom and Weapons. 1863 XI.   Love tested. 1866 XII.   Manifold Temptations. 1866 XIII.   Contest and Coronation. 1866 XIV.   Calvary Token. 1866 XV.   Heroism Triumphant. 1868 XVI.   Fraternal Forgiveness. 1869 XVII.   Christ with his Ministers. 1872 XVIII.   Kept from Evil. 1873 XIX.   Contending for the Faith. 1874 XX.   The Fruitless Fig-Tree. 1876 XXI.   Christian Contentment. 1883 XXII.   "Ye know the Grace." 1883




OLD WINE AND NEW.



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FILIAL HOPE.[1]

Beloved, now are we the sons of God; and it doth not yet appear what we shall be; but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is.—1 John iii. 2.


"I am to depart, you to remain; but which shall have the happier lot, who can tell?" So spake Socrates to his friends just before he drank the fatal hemlock. In all the utterances of the ancient philosophy there is no sadder word. The uncertainty of the hereafter, the impenetrable gloom that shrouds the state of the departed, sets the contemplative soul shivering with mortal dread. Like the expiring Hobbes, more than two thousand years later, the grand old Athenian felt himself "taking a leap in the dark." In his case, however, there was more excuse than in that of the modern unbeliever. The dayspring from on high had not yet visited mankind. The morning star was still below the horizon. Four centuries must pass before the rising Sun of righteousness could bring the perfect day. The Christ came, the true Light of the world; and life and immortality, dawning from his manger, culminated upon his sepulchre. Redeeming Love has revealed to us more of God and man than all the sages of antiquity ever knew; and our reviving and ascending Redeemer has shed a flood of radiance upon the grave and whatever lies beyond. In the

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