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The pathway of life to which is added a biography of Dr. Talmage (1888) (14782255575)


The pathway of life to which is added a biography of Dr. Talmage (1888) (14782255575)



A Lesson in Arithmetic
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Title: The pathway of life ... to which is added a biography of Dr. Talmage
Year: 1888 (1880s)
Authors: Thomas De Witt Talmage
Publisher: Historrical pub. Co.
Contributing Library: Gumberg Library, Duquesne University
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ur com-mands to others to advance amount to nothing so long as 5^ou stay behind. Toaffect them aright, you need to start for heaven yourself, looking back only to givethe stirring cry of Men, follow ! Again, we may turn many to righteousness by prayer. There is no suchdetective as praj^er, for no one can hide away from it. It puts its hand on theshoulder of a man ten thousand miles off. It alights on a ship mid-Atlantic. Thelittle child cannot understand the law of electricity, or how the telegraphic opera-tor, by touching the instrument here, may dart a message under the sea to anothercontinent; nor can we, with our small intellects, understand how the touch of aChristians prayer shall instantly strike a soul on the other side of the earth. Youtake ship and go to some other country, and get there at eleven oclock in the morn-ing. You telegraph to New York, and the message gets here at six oclock in thesame morning. In other words, it seems to arrive here five hours before it started.
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A Lesson in Arithmetic.~After a Painting by L. Kaufmann. (279) 28o THE PATHWAY OF LIFE. L,ike that is prayer. God says: Before they call I will hear. To overtake aloved one on the road you may spur up a lathered steed until he shall outrace theone that brought the news to Ghent, but a prayer shall catch it at one gallop. Aboy running away frona home may take the midnight train from the country vil-lage and reach the seaport in time to gain the ship that sails on the morrow, but amothers prayer will be on the deck to meet him, and in the hammock before heswings into it, and at the capstan before he winds the rope around it, and on thesea against the skj-, as the vessel plows on toward it. There is a mightiness inprayer. George Muller prayed a company of poor boys together, and then heprayed up an asylum in which they might be sheltered. He turned his facetoward Edinburgh and prayed, and there came a thousand pounds. He turnedhis face toward L,ondon and prayed, and there came a tho

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