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Death: Its Revealing Power

Spurgeon's Illustration Collection

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Today the world is like a masquerade. High carnival is being held, and men wear their masks and dominoes, and strut about, and we think that man a king, and this a mighty Oriental prince, and this a haughty Indian chief. But the time is over for the masque; daylight dawns; strip off your garnishings; every one of you put on your ordinary garments. Who goes out to the unrobing-room with greatest confidence Why, the man who feels that his next dress will be a far more glorious vestment. Who shall go to that disrobing-room with the greatest tremor? Why, those who feel that the splendid character they once wore will give place to beggary and meanness; when for robes they shall have rags; for riches poverty; for honor, shame; and for regal splendor, hissing and reproach. If any of our readers seem to be what they are not, let them be wise enough to think of the spade the shroud, and the silent dust; let every one among us now put his soul into the crucible, and as we shall test ourselves i the silence of the dying hour, so let us judge ourselves now.

Bibliography Information
Spurgeon, Charles. Entry for 'Death: Its Revealing Power'. Spurgeon's Illustration Collection. https://www.studylight.org/​dictionaries/​eng/​fff/​d/death-its-revealing-power.html. 1870.
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