Excerpt from Sermons on the Higher Life: With an Introduction by Bishop Simpson First. That the standard of religious experience and life was actually higher among them than it is In the minds of many at the present. It meant more among them to be a Christian than it means now. For them to profess to be Christians was frequently the sure road to the dungeon or the am phitheater; to exile or confiscation of goods; to the stake or the block. No one would be likely to avow himself a believer in the Christian religion unless he had actually experienced its grace, its power, and its hopes. And with the keen eye of the heathen world watching them, they knew how important it was for them to live holy lives. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.