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Salvation and Surrender

Salvation and Surrender

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"Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.'* —
Marh 12: Si.

"Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.'* —
Marh 12: Si.

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Published by: GLENN DALE PEASE on Jan 31, 2014
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SALVATION AND SURRENDER BY MALCOLM JAMES MACLEOD"Thou art not far from the Kingdom of God.'* — Marh 12: Si. Then it is possible, it would seem, to be near the portals and yet not to pass within the gates. Of course we are aware of the truth of this in secular matters. An interesting ar-ticle could be written on the people who al-most succeeded. Hannibal almost entered the city of Rome. Tilden was almost elected Pres-ident of the United States. In the Chicago World's Fair there was exhibited the glass model of a mine. The owner had sunk his shaft 500 feet and in despair abandoned the quest. He sold out to another man, who went a few feet farther and struck ore. One of the strange happenings in life is the sad occurrences that sometimes transpire when it is thought the danger point has been passed
51 WHAT GOD HATH JOINED TOGETHER and victory seems assured. Captain Scott and his brave band of explorers, after having reached the South Pole, and after having al-most completed a safe and triumphant return, starved to death and perished within eleven miles of their base of supplies. Whymper, the Alpine climber, scaled the Matterhorn many times. He describes in one of his books the strange sensation he experienced when, on one occasion, he was plunged 2,000 feet down the slope of the Jungfrau. But the great moun-taineer broke a limb getting on the platform at Liverpool to deliver a lecture describing his perilous ascent. Margaret Fuller, with her little baby, lost her life off Fire Island. They had almost reached home when the vessel was wrecked. William the Third, who had come unscathed out of the battlefield, met his death
on the return home by the stumble of his horse over a little mole hill. "I have seen," says Dante, "a ship which had sailed safely over all the seas, go down upon the harbour bar." In-deed, did not the "Royal George" do that very thing when only twenty miles from Quebec, her destination? 52 SALVATION AND SURRENDER One of the staggering tragedies of history-was the loss of the "Royal Charter." She had sailed around the world, and had just arrived at Queenstown. A message was sent to Liv-erpool that she would dock the next morning. The Lord Mayor and thousands of citizens were all prepared to give her a great civic wel-come. But she went down in the night with all on board. Dr. William M. Taylor — at one time pastor of the Broadway Tabernacle — was

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