A Memoir of James Parnell, with Extracts from His Writings

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C. Gilpin, 1846 - Quakers - 124 pages

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Page 36 - Yet we have a witness in every conscience, both in them that believe, and in them that perish, unto which we do clear our conscience, and leave all without excuse by the same, which will answer for us in the mighty day, (though to the condemnation of those that hate it,) wherein we have our great joy above all our sufferings. But, as many as receive this [divine light] to them He gives power to become the sons of God ; and those are they, who are led and guided by the one Spirit of Truth, which the...
Page 65 - For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save them that believe.
Page 13 - Parnell, a little lad of about sixteen years of age, came to see me, and was convinced: and the Lord quickly made him a powerful minister of the word of life, and many were turned to Christ by him...
Page 87 - Many of these people had been of the stock of the martyrs. As I passed through Colchester, I went to visit James Parnell in prison, but the cruel gaoler would hardly let us come in, or stay with him. Very cruel they were unto him ; the gaoler's wife threatened to have his blood ; and in that gaol they did destroy him, as the reader may see in a book printed soon after his death, giving an account of his life and death ; and also in an epistle printed with his collected books and writings..
Page 113 - Lord is come to visit you. . . 0, mind the secret sprigs and tender plants. Now you are called to dress the garden. Let not the weeds and wild plants remain. Peevishness is a weed ; anger is a weed ; self-love and self-will are weeds ; pride is a wild plant ; covetousness is a wild plant ; lightness and vanity are wild plants, and lust is the root of all. And these things have had a room in your...
Page 68 - He professors were shaken, and at a loss in their professions and notions, which they had gathered in their heads, without experience of a true heart- work by the power of Christ : for profession and talk of religion and church, did greatly abound in those days...
Page 113 - Therefore, stand not idle, but come into the vineyard and work. Your work shall be to watch, and keep out the fowls of the air, the unclean beasts, the wild bears, and the subtle foxes. And He that is the Husbandman, will pluck up the wild plants and weeds, and make defence about the vines ; He will tell you what to do ; He, who is Father of the vineyard, will be nigh you. Now, read within, or you will stumble : and what is not clear unto you, wait for the fulfilling : ' he that believeth, maketh...
Page 42 - For if after they have escaped the pollutions of the world through the knowledge of the Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, they are again entangled therein, and overcome, the latter end is worse with them than the beginning.

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