Historical Sketches and Incidents, Illustrative of the Establishment and Progress of Universalism in the State of New York

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J.S. Leavitt, 1848 - 248 σελίδες
 

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Σελίδα 115 - Thus saith the Lord of hosts : There shall yet old men and old women dwell in the streets of Jerusalem, and every man with his staff in his hand for very age. And the streets of the city shall be full of boys and girls playing in the streets thereof.
Σελίδα 203 - Christian brethren, it becomes us ' to be always ready to give an answer to every man that asketh a reason of the hope that is in us with meekness and fear...
Σελίδα 64 - ... turned toward the heavens — the tears streaming down his cheeks ; and his utterance denied by the overwhelming intensity of his feelings. Soon the whole congregation burst into tears, and sighs and sobs spoke forth the deep emotions of the heart. The service was resumed and suitably closed — and that congregation broke up with deeper and more hallowed feelings than ordinarily falls to the lot of worshippers. For there was a beauty and propriety in the service which owned God. as a Father...
Σελίδα 203 - From the number of public papers devoted to the propagation of our sentiments, you will naturally infer, the number of believers must be respectable. We have in the fellowship of the "General Convention of Universalists...
Σελίδα 14 - Ps. xi. 7. which ought to be admitted as an undoubted maxim, never to be called in question ; and is equivalent to what St. Paul says in the words cited just now, " God is the Saviour of all men, especially of them that believe." 2. It ought to be owned, that the great promise of the gospel is eternal life, or happiness in a future state, the life which is to come, as it is expressed in the text. " And this is the promise that he has promised us, even eternal life," 1 John ii. 25. Again, " And this...
Σελίδα 113 - But he often warned us of a day near at hand when there would be a famine, not of bread nor of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord...
Σελίδα 153 - But it was once the rnge in that denomination; and still prevails in many parts of the state. In some places where the practice has been abandoned it has been with the greatest reluctance; and in others where it never obtained, there are individuals whose feelings are perpetually disturbed because the slips are not free. It annoys them almost beyond endurance, when a stranger waits for a...
Σελίδα 192 - ... a few of the dominant sects have looked upon Unitarianism as a convenient name to cover much secret infidelity.
Σελίδα 226 - It may not be improper to remark in this place, that the necessary connexion which exists between our common schools and the literary institutions of the State, including those of the highest grade, has been too frequently overlooked. The academies have already been, in effect, without receiving from the State any direct pecuniary aid for the purpose, nurseries...
Σελίδα 29 - However this might be, after listening for some ten or fifteen minutes he unconsciously dropped his paper, and clenching his pencil with a convulsive grasp, he remained fixed as a statue till the end of the discourse. Had the message to which he was listening been communicated by some immediate and visible superhuman agency, he could not have betrayed more astonishment. The...

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