Angels are spirits, flames of fire; they are higher than man, they have wider connections.
The name of Abraham Lincoln is imperishable.
We ourselves can die with comfort and even with joy if we know that death is but a passport to blessedness, that this intellect, freed from all material chains, shall rise and shine.
Another principle is, the deepest affections of our hearts gather around some human form in which are incarnated the living thoughts and ideas of the passing age.
If you live for pleasure, your ability to enjoy it may pass away and your senses grow dim.
Human nature is the same now as when Adam hid from the presence of God; the consciousness of wrong makes us unwilling to meet those whom we have offended.
We know the past and its great events, the present in its multitudinous complications, chiefly through faith in the testimony of others.
There is a contest old as Eden, which still goes on - the conflict between right and wrong, between error and truth. In this conflict every human being has a part.
If you live for any joy on earth, you may be forsaken; but, oh, live for Jesus, and he will never forsake you!
Not in purity or in holiness merely, for in Paradise man was holy, and he shall be holy when redeemed through the sacrifice of Christ and made an heir of heaven.
If an honest man is the noblest work of God, then Mr. Lincoln's title to high nobility is clear and unquestioned.
Sanctification is not regeneration.
If you live for your children, they may be smitten down and leave you desolate, or, what is far worse, they may desert you and leave you worse than childless in a cold and unfeeling world.
Passing into practical life, illustrations of this fact are found everywhere; the distant, or the unseen, steadies and strengthens us against the rapid whirl of things around us.
I do not purpose to discuss faith in its dogmatic sense today.
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