A Familiar conversational history of the evangelical churches of New-York

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R. Carter, 1839 - Architecture - 222 pages
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Page 63 - " Have you any Methodists there ? " " No ! " " Have you any Independents or Seceders ? " " No ! No ! " " Why, who have you, then ? " " We don't know those names here ; all that are here are Christians — believers in Christ — men who have overcome by the blood of the Lamb, and the word of his testimony...
Page 60 - Well, my boys, we have a clear sky, and are making fine headway over a smooth sea, before a light breeze, and we shall soon lose sight of land. — But what means this sudden lowering of the heavens, and that dark cloud arising from beneath the western horizon ? Hark ! Don't you hear distant thunder ? Don't you see those flashes of lightning? There is a storm gathering ! Every man to his duty ! How the waves rise, and dash against the ship ! The air is dark ! The tempest rages ! Our masts are gone...
Page 158 - ... of Christianity and the preservation of the constitution. The whole history of the conduct of England against the Jews was displayed on this occasion, and arguments thence artfully deduced against their claims to the civil rights of citizenship. After expressing the emotions of pity naturally arising upon a detail of their sufferings under the avaricious and barbarous policy of ancient times, he turned the attention of his hearers to that mystery of love and terror manifested in the sacrifice...
Page 144 - This is a true saying. If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desireth a good work.
Page 32 - Gentlemen, the first thing that I did recommend to you, at our last meeting, was to provide for a ministry, and nothing is done in it. There are none of you, but what are big with the privileges of Englishmen and Magna Charta, which is your right ; and the same law doth provide for the religion of the church of England...
Page 85 - ... but as they could not live without eating, they should want a little land of them to sow seeds, in order to raise herbs and vegetables to put into their broth.
Page 158 - ... and barbarous policy of ancient times, he turned the attention of his hearers to that mystery of love and terror manifested in the sacrifice of Christ; and so pathetically described the bloody tragedy at Mount Calvary that a member cried out with agony and in tears, beseeching him to desist, and declaring his conviction. Many others wept; and the unfortunate Israelites were content to lose their votes, could they escape with their lives...
Page 34 - God that made us, who will protect us if we serve him. This has been always the first thing I have recommended, yet the last in your consideration. I hope you are all satisfied of the great necessity and duty that lies upon you to do this, as you expect his blessing upon your labours.
Page 208 - About a third part of those who attend get in ; the rest are glad to hear without. There appears such a willingness in the Americans to hear the word, as I never saw before. They have no preaching in some parts of the back settlements. I doubt not but an effectual door will be opened among them ! O ! May the Most High now give His Son the Heathen for His inheritance. The number of the blacks that attend the preaching affects me much.
Page 44 - The royal instructions required the governors of the plantations to give all countenance and encouragement to the exercise of the ecclesiastical jurisdiction of the bishop of London, as far as conveniently, might be in their respective provinces, and particularly directed, "That no schoolmaster be henceforward permitted to come from this kingdom, and to keep school in that our said province, without the license of the said lord bishop of London...

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