A History of the Congregational Church and Society in Cumberland, Me

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B. Thurston, 1861 - 55 pages
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Page 1 - Walk about Zion, and go round about her : Tell the towers thereof. Mark ye well her bulwarks, Consider her palaces ; That ye may tell it to the generation following : For this God is our God for ever and ever : He will be our guide even unto death.
Page 21 - For it is a .shame even to speak of those things which are done of them in secret.
Page 10 - Thou preparedst room before it, And didst cause it to take deep root, and it filled the land.
Page 20 - Then what a fond fancy is it to suppose that eternal punishment means long continued punishment, while eternal life means life without end, since Christ in the very same passage spoke of both in similar terms in one and the same sentence, "These shall go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into life eternal!
Page 19 - Creation, but that, however the narrative may be viewed as far as regards its details, the facts that God is the Creator of all things visible and invisible, that...
Page 22 - Chutch by Mr. Oilman was 300. His ministry, taking every circumstance into view, may be considered as the most successful of any Minister ever settled in the State. The beginning of Rev. Mr. Brown's ministry was also distinguished by some special attention to religion, and forty eight persons were received into the Church in about two years after this settlement.
Page 20 - ... existing on earth at any particular period, is composed of those who have been called by divine grace into the fellowship of the gospel, and sanctified by the truth ; and these constitute one Church, because, however distant in place, and diversified in circumstances, they are vitally united to Christ as their head, and to one another as members of the same body, by the bond of the Spirit and of faith. "By one Spirit are we all baptized into one body, whether we be Jews or Gentiles, whether we...
Page 34 - It will be gratifying to the writer in closing this sketch to pay a tribute of respect to the memory of one whom he long esteemed as a very sincere friend and brother in the ministry, the Eev.
Page 15 - Rev. John Button was installed its Pastor. Soon after this, fifteen females being dismissed from the two sister churches in the town, joined this new church, which, enlarged by the accession of a number from the world, presented a flourishing aspect. The ministry of Mr.
Page 21 - I can ask of him to hless you with true knowledge, and to keep you from evil ; yea, to guide you by his counsel, and afterwards to receive you to glory. Old Humphrey is, usually, cheerful as the day, and he loves to throw around him an air of cheerfulness wherever he goes ; but with all his light-heartedness, and in the midst of all his infirmities, he considers this world as nothing without the well-grounded hope of a better. Were you to place him...

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