18 July 1858 A.D. Princetonian Prof. Charles Hodge’s Funeral Sermon for Rev. Jacob Jones Janeway
July 18: Rev. Jacob Jones Janeway [1774-1858]
BY THE REV. CHARLES HODGE, D.D.
Christians love the gift of life as received from the Lord, yet we welcome the approach of death as that which has been conquered by an all-victorious Savior. To die in Christ is to enter into His presence. To die apart from Him is to enter into an endless misery.
—Westminster Confession of Faith, chapter 14, paragraph 2. [emphasis added]