Christian Religion

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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. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ...and partly in English. "The Tongue" burst forth from the gifted person so suddenly, and with such loud and rapid vociferation, that the hearer could scarcely recover from the shock before the English commenced. Some spoke for two hours and upwards with very little interval, giving forth prophecies concerning the church and the nation. These performances having continued nearly eighteen months, it was thought high time to bring Mr. Irving's heretical notions, under the cognizance of the Judicatories of the Scottish Church. Accordingly in March, 1833, he was tried by the Presbytery of Annan, and suspended from his office as a minister of the National church. On the morning upon which he was, in pursuance of this sentence, shut out of his church in Regent Square, he pronounced a curse upon the place, and declared that it should never again prosper. A new and elegant chapel was subsequently opened and consecrated in Newman Street, Oxford Road. On the same night, he presented his infant child for baptism, and gave it the name of "Ebenezer," in token that the Lord had thus far helped him. In a short time the child sickened, and when it was dying, the prophets and elders were summoned into the chamber, when one of the gifted persons declared it to be the will of the Lord, that the child should not die! While they were in the act of praying, and commanding it to revive, it expired!--upon which another manifestation burst forth, that it was the will of the Lord, it should be restored to life. But the spirit would not come again at their bidding, and the child was entombed under the very church, which its father had a short time before cursed! On being summoned to appear before the General Assembly, Mr. Irving repaired to...
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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236890477
  • 9781236890474