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By George Barton Ide

throughout the dread go through which the kingdom has handed, no conviction used to be enhanced or extra common, than that of God's interference in human affairs. So transparent have been the revealings of His hand, that even the undevout have been pressured to bow earlier than them with awe and reverence. there's floor for the phobia, that this influence is changing into weaker with the go back of Peace ; and that unbelief and indifference are creeping again to their outdated seats within the public moral sense. unhappy, certainly, will or not it's, if the good teachings, which the Almighty has inscribed, in letters of blood and fireplace, at the so much pregnant web page of our background,
shall fade away, and depart us as unwise and as unregardful as within the former days. within the wish of contributing, even though slightly,to the prevention of one of these end result, the author has been prompted to ship forth the current quantity. The innovations which it includes have been reflected, and, for the main half, written out, whereas the startling occasions of the battle have been nonetheless in growth ; or whereas each center used to be but exciting with the wonders of its finish.
Change of situations could have lessened their curiosity, yet now not their significance ; for the truths to which they relate, are everlasting, and, consequently, by no means inopportune. And, possibly, at this calmer hour, the momentous questions which the clash has determined, might be extra intelligently and successfully thought of, than while that clash used to be at its top. To Him, who has so signally come forth for the vindication of His personal honor, this feeble try and hint the way in which of His outgoing is humbly committed.

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