Memoir of the REV. Joseph Entwisle; Fifty-Four Years a Wesleyan Minister with Copious Extracts from His Journals and Correspondence, and Occasional Notices of Contemporary Events in the History of Methodism

Memoir of the REV. Joseph Entwisle; Fifty-Four Years a Wesleyan Minister with Copious Extracts from His Journals and Correspondence, and Occasional Notices of Contemporary Events in the History of Methodism

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1848 edition. Excerpt: ...a considerable time. The following extracts refer to this time of sore temptation. "Oct. 6.--For nearly a week I have had one continual conflict in my mind: I have had doubts whether I am in my right place, and have been perpetually tempted to dissatisfaction with the house in which we live, the dull, dark situation, and the troublesome neighbours behind us. I have often been troubled with blasphemous thoughts which have been suddenly injected into my mind. In my reading and meditation, have felt dark and confused: my views are so contracted and my mind is in such a state, that I long to fly from all the world, either to obtain help and comfort from God, or to mourn alone. In the night my sleep departs from me. In my waking moments I endeavour to pray, but one distressing thing after another rushes upon my mind; and I am in such a frame, that notwithstanding all I have to do in this large society, I seem as if I could do nothing. I &m 1 at my wit's end: ' Lord, undertake for me. Whatever becomes of me, I will endeavour to do the work of God as I can, and leave myself in his hands. 'Though he slay me, yet will I trust in him.' "Oct. 11.--Day by day I am the subject of sore temptation and deep depression, bordering upon habitual gloom. My temper, naturally cheerful, and inclined to look on the bright side of things, seems to have received another bias, and I look on the dark side. I can enjoy nothing. I hate sin, and long to be holy. O my God, I may call thee mine, what shall I do? Art thou chastising me for my unfaithfulness and unprofitableness? O Lord, use the rod, and not tbe sword. On thine infi nite merey I cast my soul, my all. "Oct. 13.--During this week the anguish and distress of my soul have been great indeed. All...show more

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  • Paperback | 212 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 11mm | 386g
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  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236613252
  • 9781236613257