Backslidings

A Proclamation from the Kings of Kings

April 5, 1885

A Proclamation from the Kings of Kings   “Go and proclaim these words toward the north, and say, Return, thou backsliding Israel, saith the Lord; and I will not cause mine anger to fall upon you: for I am merciful, saith the Lord, and I will not keep anger for ever. Only acknowledge thine iniquity, that thou …

Jeremiah:3:12-13

How a Man’s Conduct Comes Home to Him

May 16, 1875

How a Man's Conduct Comes Home to Him   “The backslider in heart shall be filled with his own ways: and a good man shall be satisfied from himself.” — Proverbs xiv. 14.   A COMMON principle is here laid down and declared to be equally true in reference to two characters, who in other respects are a contrast. …

Proverbs:14:14

Backsliding Healed

March 13, 1870

Backsliding Healed   “I will heal their backsliding.” — Hosea xiv. 4.   WHICH rings with the more sonorous voice, the knell, “their backsliding,” or the marriage peal, “I will heal”? All through the Scripture records there is revealed a vehement contest between man’s sin and God’s grace, each of them striving to become more abundant than the other. …

Hosea:14:4

Broken Bones

March 21, 1869

Broken Bones   “Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice.” — Psalm 51:8.   BACKSLIDING is a most common evil, far more common than some of us suppose. We may ourselves be guilty of it, and yet may delude our hearts with the idea that we are making progress in …

Psalms:51:8

The Backslider’s Way Hedged Up

September 18, 1864

The Backslider's Way Hedged Up   "She said, I will go after my lovers, that give me my bread and my water, my wool and my flax, mine oil and my drink. Therefore, behold, I will hedge up thy way with thorns, and make a wall, that she shall not find her paths. And she shall follow …

Hosea:2:5-7