The Life and Travels of George Whitefield

The Life and Travels of George Whitefield

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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. 1871 edition. Excerpt: ...asserts universal redemption-and the God of all churches---which asserts Him inconsistent and impious.' Not, however, that Gib would have himself and his brethren set down as lovers of none but the good who were in their own communion; his charity warmed and expanded wonderfully to admit thus much: ' We would like what is right in any man; but does love to the persons of all men, and to what good they have, oblige us to be cool and dumb anent that good, their want whereof may or will blast unto them any good they have? Does it oblige us to stick only by that good which they have, unto the perdition of us and them both? When we meet one professing to be a pilgrim heavenward, and having but one leg, one eye, can we not truly love him without letting him hack off one of our legs, and pluck out one of our eyes? Is it not the best proof of love to him, when we olfer, and insist, that he should receive supply of a leg and an eye? And if he contumaciously refuse, does love oblige us to hope and wish that his one leg and one eye may do him the same good that a pair of each would do? ' The worst of Whitefield was not even yet discovered; a lower depth of Satan was in him; and, as Gib heroically determined to explore it, his spirit almost fainted. He says, ' When I offer to continue my thought upon the gloomy subject thereof, my spirit is like to freeze with horror, impotent of speech.' And CAMBUSLANG. 281 this was the horrifying doctrine of the devil-inspired foreign curate, 'The doctrine of grace, as diabolically perverted through Mr. Whitefield, is versant about such a Christ as is merely a Saviour; and it hurries men off in quest of such spiritual influences, convictions, conversions, consolations, more

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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123679642X
  • 9781236796424