Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, and Labours in the Gospel of James Gough

Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, and Labours in the Gospel of James Gough

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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. 1837 edition. Excerpt: ...but before we set forward, the old man took me to his house, and was very courteous to me, for though we had spoken for some victuals in as short a time as well might be, he invited me to drink, and brought of his apples and beer, which he would have my friends to partake of, for he said (and we found it true) it was but a poor inn; I think there uas no liquor at it but brandy or rum, and water. The old man and I parted very lovingly, and I gave him a piece of money to shew my gratitude for his civility and good service to us. The people looked upon us as some great worder, for I heard one say, "Are these Quakers? well," said he, "they look like other people." How we had been represented, and by whom, it is not hard to gather, for it is very apparent, the same spirit and the same enmity jet doth continue in some of the inhabitants of that country, which some of our Friends formerly felt the severe effects of: but they are since somewhat moderated by the government there, which is of a more mild and Christian disposition: although I am well assured, that many of the more conscientious and thinking people in those parts of the world begin to see, and many will see and understand in time, that hanging, and taking away lives, for the sake of religion, is opposite to Christ, and the nature of the true religion, which is wrought in man by the operation, quickenings, and indwellings of the Holy Spirit, which, as it is regarded and followed, leavens and brings the soul of man in some degree to put on the purity, heavenly image, and nature of Christ, which is love, praying for enen.its, and is not for destroying, but saving lives; 1 "t how far the reverse will agree with thatreligion taught by Christ, and practised by him and the...show more

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  • Paperback | 76 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 154g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123653896X
  • 9781236538963