An Exposition of Views Respecting the Principal Facts, Causes and Peculiarities Involved in Spirit Manifestations: Together with Interesting Phenomenal Statements and Communications

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Bela Marsh, 1853 - Spirit writings - 258 pages
 

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Page 150 - Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the,, righteous, 30 and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Page 42 - Now we have received, not the spirit of the world, but the spirit which is of God; that we might know the things that are freely given to us of God Which things also we speak, not in the words which man's wisdom teacheth, but which the Holy Ghost tea.ch.eth; comparing spiritual things with spiritual.
Page 72 - I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
Page 81 - The object of man's life here clearly is — to separate the good from the evil ; " to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good...
Page 70 - Heaven forming each on other to depend, A master, or a servant, or a friend, Bids each on other for assistance call, Till one man's weakness grows the strength of all.
Page 52 - In which the b'ias, prejudice, predilection, or will of the medium, evidently governed and characterized the demonstrations. In these cases, the answers given to questions, the doctrines taught, and the peculiar leanings of communications spelled out, were so obviously fashioned by the medium's own mind, as to leave no doubt of the fact. In absolute confirmation of this, questions have been written out and presented to the medium, with a request that the answers should, if possible, be given thus...
Page 13 - There are many facts which have come under my observation, equally convincing of the intelligence and utility of the communications from these unseen agents, who, I now believe, are continually about us, and more perfectly acquainted with all our ways, and even our thoughts, than we are with each other. But the fact in reference to my friend Pickard is what you desire. He was at my house on Friday afternoon, April 6, 1849.
Page 21 - Wiley did not tell me what place I was to fill, I again asked the sounds what it was ; and they said it was to go as Baggage Master between this place and Auburn. On Sunday morning I wrote to my friend James Truman of Waterloo, stating that I should pass through that place on Monday following, in the capacity above stated — before I knew from Mr. Wiley what place he wanted me to fill, and he can probably testify to that fact. One month after I had been running on the cars, I learned that the person...
Page 47 - God ; or, what is the same thing, nearer as a spirit to the divine standard of perfection. But without conformity to these laws, he cannot progress, but obscures and debases himself. Death does not change man's real character, nor his proper spirit sphere, nor his capability to make progress, nor the laws of progress. No man is in a morally worse state, all things considered, by reason of passing into the spirit world. The worst even are, if any way affected, in a better state there than in the flesh....
Page 86 - Whatever of divine fundamental principle, absolute truth, and essential righteousness there is in the Bible, in the popular religion, and in the established churches, will stand. It cannot be done away. On the contrary, it will be corroborated and fulfilled by Spirit Manifestations.

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