The Heavenly Footman

or, A Description of the Man That Gets to Heaven: with Directions How to Run So As to Obtain

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Author: John Bunyan
Language: English
Wordcount: 15,823 / 49 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 85.5
LoC Category: BL
Downloads: 1,675
Added to site: 2005.04.27
mnybks.net#: 10195
Genres: Religion, Essays
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e the way is long, (I speak metaphorically,) and there is many a dirty step, many a high hill, much work to do; a wicked heart, world, and devil to overcome. I say there are many steps to be taken by those that intend to be saved, by running, or walking, in the steps of that faith of our father Abraham. Out of Egypt thou must go through the Red Sea; thou must run a long and tedious journey, through the vast howling wilderness, before thou come to the land of promise.

4. They that will go to heaven must run for it; because, as the way is so long, so _the time in which they are to get to the end of it is very uncertain_. The time present is the only time; thou hast no more time allotted thee than that thou now enjoyest. "Boast not thyself of to-morrow, for thou knowest not what a day may bring forth." Do not say, 'I have time enough to get to heaven seven years hence;' for I tell thee, the bell may toll for thee, before seven days more be ended. When death comes, away thou must go, whether thou

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