Letters of an English Traveller to His Friend in England, on the "Revivals of Religion" in America

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Страница 79 - Scriptures, and some of them wrote commentaries upon them ; but yet, it seems, they knew little or nothing of their religion, though they embraced and professed it with the manifest hazard of all earthly good things ; and many of them laid down their lives rather than renounce it.
Страница 79 - They highly valued, and diligently read the holy scriptures, and some wrote commentaries upon them ; but yet, it seems, they knew little or nothing of their religion; though they embraced and professed it with the manifest hazard of all earthly good things, and many of them laid down their lives rather than renounce it.
Страница 77 - And this restoration is not accomplished in a single moment, or day, or year ; hut by continual, and sometimes even tardy advances, the Lord destroys the carnal corruptions of his chosen, purifies them from all pollution, and consecrates them as temples to himself; renewing all their senses to real purity, that they may employ their whole life in the exercise of repentance, and know that this warfare will be terminated only by death.
Страница 77 - is not accomplished in a single moment, or day, or year; but by continual, and sometimes even tardy advances, the Lord destroys the carnal corruptions of his chosen, purifies them from all pollution, and consecrates them as temples to himself; renewing all their senses to real purity, that they may employ thoir whole life in the exercise of repentance, and know, that this warfare will be terminated only by death.
Страница 30 - God,' is the declaration that carries awe and contagious fear over the minds of the body of the people. This represses inquiry, silences doubt, spreads anxiety and apprehension among the timid, and emboldens the confidence of the forward and presumptuous." pp. 30, 31. Now it cannot be denied that
Страница 79 - That c it is a very low and imperfect ' description, which he gives of a Christian; making him only a man, who by the knowledge of « Christ and his doctrine, is brought to the worship of the one true God, and the practice of « sobriety, righteousness, patience, and other virtues. But he has not a word about regeneration,
Страница 120 - Revivals do more than any thing else to fasten the yoke of religious timidity and subservience on the mass of the people. There never was a people in the world who had less true religious freedom, less true freedom of thought and feeling, than a congregation over whom this brooding incubus of a revival has settled itself heavily down.
Страница 56 - ... converts, who of course would feel flattered by so enviable a distinction; the careless, or those presumed to be so, were pointed to the anxious ; congratulations, warnings, and denunciations were scattered about with an effect as terrible as if they had been " fire4 brands, arrows, and death;" there were tears, and , sighs, and groans, enough to break the hearts of these young creatures; and the whole school, as you would suppose, was convulsed with raptures, and fears, and agonies.
Страница 123 - This being constantly abroad, and in a crowd — and the evening-meetings especially, which night after night draw servants and young people from their homes— must have a tendency to unsettle the mind and to give it a distaste for the strictness and sobriety of every-day duties. But...

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