Daniel Muir [Sr.]
Daniel and Emma [Muir]
Paul could not get of the way of righteousness by the law of Moses till Jesus Christ stoped him saying Paul why persecutest thou me then he Paul preached Christ crucified for the Sins of all men for he tasted death for all men. though mercy & free grace. not of works least any man should boast. So the apostles and those who believed through their ministry was commanded to go into all the world & preach Christ crucified for the Sins of all men for their original and actual Sins from their birth untill their death. No wonder at the true believers loving the [3?] one god for he tasted death for every man so that none need fear about having been missed or lost sight of by god. Gods word is all true it says cursed is the man that trusteth in man. Kings. or guids. but if man believes all gods word and obeysit by gods grace he shall never die. God says it. —I think god has sent me here being suitable for my old age & infirmities. my health is very good Please write me soon. give my love to the family. Yours in Christ Jesus. Daniel Muir.Jefferson Arkansas 1882 April 1stDear Daniel and Emma my childrenMargret told me you wished me to write you a letter. when Jesus Christ our dear Saviour asked water to drink of the Samariten woman at the well. She said the jews have no dealings with the Samaritens. So why askest thou water of me. Jesus Said If thou hadest known who it is that asketh water of thee thou woudst have asked of him living water and thou would not thirst again. bu[illegible] would have been a well of water springing up in your heart to eternal life. For water is a figure of the Holy Ghost which is given to true believers yea a love to god which no water can quench throughout the countless ages of time and throughout eternity also. For Jesus Christ is made of God unto us wisdom. righteousness. Sanctification. and redemption that is the gift of god to us poor Sinners. it is all we need &
We have all his Wisdom righteousness. Sanctification & redemption from Sin. Yea Jesus Christ is gifted to us with all his fullness of grace to Save us and preserve us eternally. [yea?] by that gift we are made heirs of god & joint heirs with Christ. yea we are made clean from Sin and Kept clean from it ever more and not by the work of the law. the law is fulfilled in us who walk not after the flesh but after the Spirit, for the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of Sin and death. First he Jesus. cleanses us from Sin and then keeps us from Sin ever more by his own power. while he was Suffering for our Sins on the cross he was brusing the Serpent the devils head yea it was then he conquered our bodies of the flesh Sin and the world. If it were possible our enemies would deceive the very elect.If I did not believe gods Standard with all my heart I could not love god and the things of god with all my heart but thanks be to god I do believe every word in it. Seeing I can do nothing good of my Self. at any time when my mind is drawn away with the things of time the fire of love to god loses its heat. and the degree of joy is lessend then I soon perceive my loss & suddenly I cry out Lord come to thy place in my heart again fore I fear all things else but loss compared with thee then I get to my good treashure again and my Soul is Safe and [happy?] again. I cannot be happy with out constant fellowship with god I like Christian Christian fellowship but there is very little of it. But thank god he hath made the way clear for those who loves to walk wherein [Straite?] is the gate and [narrow?] the way that leadeth unto life & few there is that walk therein.
1882 Apr 1
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Muir, Daniel Sr., "Letter from Daniel Muir [Sr.] to Daniel and Emma [Muir], 1882 Apr 1." (1882). John Muir Correspondence (PDFs). 699.
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