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It is impossible for any man who believes in a future state , entirely to divest
himself of the fear of death , by the strength of human reason alone ; but this fear
will decrease in proportion to our consciousness of rectitude of conduct.
He that fears death , and trembles at the approach of it , and yet had rather die
again than sin once , hath not sinned in his fear ; for CHRIST bath hallowed it ,
and the infirmity of human nature is his excuse . " We are told , that while our
And for fear of him the keepers did shake , and be came as dead men . When
Mary Magdalene saw that the stone was taken away , she runneth , and cometh
to Simon Peter , and to that other disciple whom Jesus loved , and saith , They
And Ananias , hearing these words , fell down , and gave up the ghost : and great
fear came on all them that heard these things . And the young men arose , wound
him up , and ried him out , and buried him . And it was about the space of three ...
... tkat a man cannot offer him , self to God , much less enter into the covenant of
his mercy , without a firm persuasion of his being , and a due notion of his
attributes ; which two articles of belief infer a just fear of God , as the supreme
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