The Life and Times of Selina Countess of Huntingdon Volume 1

The Life and Times of Selina Countess of Huntingdon Volume 1

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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. 1839 edition. Excerpt: ...words, and deeds. Thus impressed with Mr. Law's "Call," we need not say with what eagerness he seized on his " Spirit of Prayer" as soon as it appeared; but his disappointment was equal to his ardour, when he found the atonement of Christ, of which he had now begun to feel his need, was degraded into annihilation; and a something crucified within, represented as the only satisfaction due for sin. At this critical period a friend from Oxford, the late venerable Dr. Haweis, whom he had pressed to spend some time with him at Clapham, visited him, and commenced a friendship and correspondence that ceased only with his life. As the Doctor was a convert of that revered name, Mr. Walker, of Truro, he was firmly established in the principles of free grace, now generally termed Calvinistic. Hence naturally arose much candid investigation of the subject: both were conscious they sincerely meant the glory of God, and the salvation of men's souls; both were active labourers in the vineyard, and both esteemed the religion of the heart as only fundamental: yet both being well informed, their friendly disputes entered deeply into the consideration of all the scriptures on the subject, without any immediate, considerable change of sentiment. " Allow me, my dear Haweis (said Mr. Venn), to be something more than a stone." The manner in which he canvassed the subject in debate manifested no aversion to receive the divine truth as far as he discovered it. He searched the Scriptures daily if those things were so, and every day grew more disposed to acknowledge the impotence and guilt of man, and the sovereignty of the grace of God. He sat himself vigorously to preach what he believed, which he did four or five...show more

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  • Paperback | 226 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 12mm | 413g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236988663
  • 9781236988669