This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...those that are out of Christ, when there will be no means of escape V And you added that you thought the day was not far distant. ...Read MoreThis historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ...those that are out of Christ, when there will be no means of escape V And you added that you thought the day was not far distant. That caused me to think seriously again. I thought I should not like to be among those who are out of Christ; but I thought--I most surely shall be amongst them, if I do not pray to God to change my heart and make me a better woman. "When I went up-stairs that night," she continues, "I tried to pray earnestly to God; but I felt that I could not pray. I felt somehow as if I was afraid; and I thought I would try to go to sleep and forget it. But I was very uneasy; and all the next day I felt very unhappy in my mind, but did not like the women to see it. I think it would have worn off, if No. 6 had not been struck in the hall on Thursday morning. Then I thought to myself--' Well, the Lord has sent this as a warning to me; He has sent this to convince me that what the ministers tell us is not idle tales to make us afraid.' And when I saw the women struck one after another, I thought--' If this does not change my heart and soften it, nothing ever will.' I thought at that time I should like to be struck in the same way; but, when I saw them suffering so much, I prayed that the Lord might bring me to Himself in a more gentle manner, if it was His will. I thought--' If the Lord is gathering these women to Himself, I should not like to be left out.' The idea of being amongst the lost ones terrified me. I went to my knees; The inmates are known in the house by their numbers. but I felt as if I had no idea who I was praying to, and was ready to give up in despair. Then I thought that it was for my eternal happiness or eternal misery, and I must persevere. The thought of the judgment-day made me tremble. Oh! how I wished that I...Read Less
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