In Memoriam. Apollos Russell Wetmore

In Memoriam. Apollos Russell Wetmore

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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. 1881 edition. Excerpt: ... himself very closely to his studies, but obliged at the end of that time to withdraw on account of impaired health, and to seek more active employment. He entered business at once and remained actively engaged in it until within about six years of his death. Mr. Wetmore did not become a professing Christian till he was thirty-five years old. His conversion was one of the fruits of an extensive revival which added to the churches something like two thousand souls. He became a member of the Presbyterian church in Laight street, under the pastoral charge of Rev. Dr. Cox. This brings us to an interesting and critical point in the career of the new convert. It is a very serious matter, always, --the position that a man takes when he first becomes a Christian. When we know what Christianity means and represents to him during the first weeks of his Christian experience, we know probably what Christianity will represent to him, and what sort of an expression of it he will make to others, all his life long. We read it of some of the first disciples of our Lord, that they "forsook all and followed him." We have heard St. Paul inquiring, in the moment of his conversion, "Lord, what wilt thou have me to do?" And the Christianity of these, through life, carried the stamp that was impressed upon it in the earliest moments of their Christian history. In a letter written by Mr. Wetmore occur these few lines relative to just this critical juncture. He writes: "In the revival of 1831, I became a member of Dr. Cox's church, in Laight street, and desiring to do what I could for the cause of Him whom I professed to love and serve, my attention was drawn to the City Tract Society." "Desiring to do what I could for the cause...show more

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  • Paperback | 24 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 1mm | 64g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236812425
  • 9781236812421