Letters, Poems and Selected Prose Writings of David Gray Volume 1
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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ... and the generality of religionists there is a great gulf fixed, and passage on my part is out of the question. I debated with myself the propriety of joining the Baptists in the ordinance of the Lord's Supper; but, as far as I can see, such is not my duty. My sentiments, if declared to most of them, would be pronounced monstrous, and I think it would be something of deceit to sit down.... And this is supposing such an act to be perfectly salutary to my own religious constitution. But, in communing with a body, do I not, in a manner, identify myself with said body, all its follies, etc., included? 1 do n't know about that; perhaps it is this way: A company are found professedly following Jesus, and, in pursuance of such profession, orderly fulfilling one of the Master's requirements; now, can I not take them simply at their word, as to the reality of their discipleship, and reap the blessing in thus fulfilling with them, tho' on my own account, the institution of the Lord? Give me your ideas on this matter, my dear Edmond, for I need all the help I can get. I mentioned Robinson Crusoe before, and really, when I think of it, I am on a spiritual Juan Fernandez here. In a letter to the same friend, November 26, 1856, he wrote: I do not mix a great deal with people here, altho' I have met some real good young men... who, if they could be drawn out of the clutches of error, would ornament any cause. But this I have little hope of; for I am not rooted and grounded in the faith enough, myself, yet, to do any more than creep slowly on to firmer footing. Oh! how I wish that I were like Apollos, 'mighty in the Word.' How puny, then, would the arguments and foils of the enemy seem; for, it appears to me, there is a direct answer to every objection...
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