Biography of the REV. William Gundy; For Twenty Years a Minister of the Methodist New Connexion Church in Canada

Biography of the REV. William Gundy; For Twenty Years a Minister of the Methodist New Connexion Church in Canada

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...his refuge is the throne of grace, which is also the source of his strength. A storm was gathering for Mr. Gundy; but his intercourse with the people of Brock, with his family, and especially with the mercy seat, was preparing him to pass through it in safety. At the conference of 1849, he went up to the annual gathering, fully expecting to be ordained and received into full connexion with the body. But in this he was doomed to disappointment, for, as he was a married man, and somewhat advanced in years, they refused him this privilege. He had travelled six years--three with the British missionaries, and three with the conference after the union, ----and it was reasonable that he should expect some other position than merely that of assistant. He now saw, however, very plainly, that he was to be left in the capacity of hired help, doing the principal work of the Lord in the pulpit from Sabbath to Sabbath, and during the days of the week, but was to be denied the privilege of a proper ministerial standing amongst his brethren. He was called to this work by the British missionaries, no doubt, with the understanding that he should receive, at the proper time, the usual orders of ministerial ofiice; but immediately upon the completion of the union there came into power those who knew him not, and hence the treatment he received. Another trial was now before him. He could not think of remaining where he was, to be kept all his life in an inferior position amongst his brethren, and especially when he had the true Methodistic seal to his ministry--the conversion of souls; and also when he remembered that there were others, in both intellectual and theological attainments, his inferiors, who were favored with the very thing denied to him. To leave..show more

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  • Paperback | 46 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 100g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236769910
  • 9781236769916