The Life, Experience, and Travels of John Colby; Preacher of the Gospel Volume 1-2

The Life, Experience, and Travels of John Colby; Preacher of the Gospel Volume 1-2

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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. 1838 edition. Excerpt: ... hall. This privilege I considered as the answer of many prayers, which I had put up to God, since I had been in the place. For I had often prayed, that God would move on the heart of the Esq. to invite me to preach at his house. The Sabbath day night before, my prayer was answered. He arose in the meeting, recommended the work of the Lord, which was going on; and wished his neighbors to embrace religion. And although he confessed he had not got religion himself, yet he said he hoped he should have it soon; and then invited me to come and preach in his house. This was indeed a thanksgiving day to many of the followers of Christ: and a day, which, I believe, will never be forgotten. I preached from Jonah, ii. 9: " But I will sacrifice unto thee with the voice of thanksgiving; I will pay that, that I have vowed. Salvation is of the Lord." I recited the conduct of Jonah, and compared it with that of modern hackslirlers, who, like him, acknowledged themselves to be Hebrews, (or 1.-hristians, ) and profess to fear God; but yet are going on in direct opposition to all his laws; and, as it were, opening his wounds afresh, and putting him to an open shame. The how was drawn at a venture, but God directed the arrow: for the message was set home with power, to the heart of one poor old backslider, who had professed religion in the days of his youth.---After I had done preachmg, he arose and made a very humble acknowledgement. Many others spake bold-' ly in testimony of the truth they had heard. I then requested all who felt resolved to seek and serve the Lord, to manifest it by rising up. The whole assetnbly, excepting one or two, arose like a cloud::1 solemn awe seemed to rest on the assembly. I then prayed; tnany fell on more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 186g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1230016643
  • 9781230016641