For I am in a strait between two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better:…
I was lately looking over Voltaire's correspondence with one of his literary female acquaintances, and no less than three times in his letters does he say, "I dread death and hate life." Was it so with the Apostle Paul? Did he dread death? What is his language — "I have a desire to depart and to be with Christ, which is far better." Did he hate life? "Nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you, and, having this confidence," etc.
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