Memoir of the Rev. John Rodgers, D.D.: late pastor of the Wall-street and Brick churches, in the city of New York

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Presbyterian Board of Publication, 1840 - History - 240 pages
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Page 182 - And I will shake all nations ; and the desire of all nations shall come; and I will fill this house with glory, saith the Lord of Hosts." The greater part of the pews were immediately taken, and the church became filled with worshippers quite as soon as could have been rationally expected. In the autumn of the year 1799, the Doctor,
Page 24 - In 1618, a law was passed in Virginia, which enacted that " every person should go to church on Sundays and holydays, or lie neck and heels that night, and be a slave to the Colony the following week." For the second offence, he was to be a slave for a month; and for the third, a year and a
Page 214 - seeming to come short ; what the Scripture calls a perfect and an upright man, one that feareth God, and escheweth evil."*
Page 169 - after the conclusion of peace, passed an act entitled " An act to enable all the religious denominations in this State to appoint Trustees, who shall be a body corporate, for the purpose of taking care of the temporalities of their respective congregations, and for other purposes therein mentioned.
Page 59 - they reprobated and opposed certain extravagancies which they witnessed, thought it their duty to express "their full persuasion, that there had been a happy and remarkable revival of religion, in many parts of the land, through an uncommon divine influence;
Page 234 - King upon the holy hill of Zion," does continue to fulfil the promise long since made to his ministers, " Lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world." "To him be glory in the Church, throughout all ages, world without, end
Page 37 - who received the gospel more readily from him than from ministers of the Presbyterian denomination. After his departure, we were destitute of a minister, and followed our usual method of reading and prayer at our meetings, till the Rev. Mr. Davies, our present pastor, was sent us by the
Page 37 - to prolong it. After Messrs. Tennent and Blair were gone, Mr. Whitefield came and preached four or five days, which was the happy means of giving us further encouragement, and engaging others to the Lord, especially among the churchpeople, who received the gospel more readily from him than from ministers of the Presbyterian denomination. After his
Page 173 - his education in the College of Philadelphia; was ordained to the work of the gospel ministry, and installed pastor of the Presbyterian church in Baltimore, in the year 1762; where he remained honoured and useful until his death, which took place in 1802, in the
Page 172 - Duffield, and Mr. Matthew Wilson, be a committee to take into consideration the constitution of the Church of Scotland, and other protestant churches ; and agreeably to the general principles of Presbyterian government, complete a system of general rules for the government of the Synod, and the several Presbyteries under their inspection, and the people in their communion

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