Life of Samuel Willard, of Deerfield, Mass

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G.H. Ellis, 1892 - 188 pages
 

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Page 173 - And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood.
Page 24 - The powers of death and hell ; And shall I still wear Satan's yoke, And love my sins so well...
Page 150 - God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the mighty, and base things of the world, and things that are despised hath God chosen, yea, and things that are not, to bring to naught things that are, that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 151 - A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation : I the Lord will hasten it in his time.
Page 122 - To sojourn in the world, and yet apart ; To dwell with God, and still with man to feel ; To bear about forever in the heart The gladness which his Spirit doth reveal...
Page 58 - That the Council, having attentively and patiently examined the pastor-elect as to his religious doctrines, found him to be a gentleman of rich talents and acquirements in theological knowledge, of a most amiable temper and disposition, and of an exemplary frankness and sincerity in communicating his opinions. But yet, after a long and patient investigation, the Council did not discover in him that belief of the true and essential divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, nor those sentiments respecting...
Page 58 - ... and disposition, and of an exemplary frankness and sincerity in communicating his opinions. But yet, after a long and patient investigation, the Council did not discover in him that belief of the true and essential divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, nor those sentiments respecting the entire moral depravity of fallen men while in a state of unregeneracy, nor of the supernatural, special, and effectual influence of the Holy Spirit, nor of the* sovereign, gracious election of God in choosing believers...
Page 125 - ... of his own of various specimens of his discoveries, for the Smithsonian Institution. History of the Rise, Progress, and Consummation of the Rupture which now divides the Congregational Clergy and Churches of Massachusetts...
Page 59 - ... nor of the sovereign, gracious election of God in choosing believers to everlasting life, nor of the certain perseverance of all true believers in faith and holiness through the influences of the Spirit and the promises of the covenant of grace, which doctrines they seriously and deliberately believe to be contained in the gospel of Christ, and to be not only important, but necessary, to be believed and taught, for the ingathering of souls to the great Shepherd and Bishop of souls. The Council,...
Page 86 - I have read the last one hundred and thirty-two psalms in the original Hebrew, besides writing six sermons and a number of long letters, attending to parochial duties, spending three evenings a week with a singing-school, and several others at trustees' meetings, hearing my pupils in the house, besides English reading and a due proportion of other things.

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