Life, Letters, Poems, Etc

Life, Letters, Poems, Etc

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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. 1888 edition. Excerpt: ...that he lost, in time, all faith in him; and in one of his letters from Edinburgh he alluded to Christadelphian teaching as the doctrine of 'corner lots in Palestine.' David came to Buffalo with religious feelings of the utmost fervor still animating him, but with opinions so peculiar that he found none among the Christian churches of the city that he could join himself to with a sense of fellowship, or with an approving conscience. He wrote at that time (September 26, 1856) to his friend Lindsay: I feel rather destitute, as far as religious matters go. Few 'means of grace, ' as the Babylonish slang is, are mine, other than may have fallen to the lot of Robinson Crusoe on the desolate island. I find that between me 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? I 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...show more

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  • Paperback | 94 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 181g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236756665
  • 9781236756664