The Methodist Monitor; Or, Moral and Religious Repository Consisting of Original Pieces and Selections from a Number of Respectable Writers by Alex. K

The Methodist Monitor; Or, Moral and Religious Repository Consisting of Original Pieces and Selections from a Number of Respectable Writers by Alex. K

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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. 1796 edition. Excerpt: ...whether Mr. Pawson will believe it or not, I can affure him, that the fale of books is considerably cramped by this measure.--If it were enacted, that the preachers shall share in the prosits of the -books according to their circumstances, those that now complain would be fatissied, and every preacher would exert himself in extending the fale a much as possible. This worthy friend declares, ' It is but too evident, that A. K-----'s grand design is to make the preachers appear as contemptible as he possibly can; but it is matter of thanksulness, that many of them. have nothing to. fear from any thing he can fay or do; they are too well known by the people, to suffer any thing from his pen, however deep he may dip it in the gall of bitterness.' I can assure Mr. Pawson, and the world at large, that this is a very unjust reflection. 1 have no desire sire ' to make the preachers appear as contemptible as possible.' If the body of preachers will suffer themselves to be governed by a few persons, whole object is to form a bishop.plan, or an executive head, and tamely submit to their measures, their conduct may be represented in its own light by us, and should they resolve to let the fexv govern them in suture, their abject submiflion miy create contempt in the minds of the people. They have it in their power, either to make themselves respectable, or contemptible.. If they join what Mr. Hall calls the decemvirate, and violently oppose the liberties of the people, using every cffoA in their power to keep delegates out of district meetings and the conference, their present jealousies will be consirmed, and they cannot have the good opinion of them which they have formerly had. On the other hand, if they resolve to be no longer governed and controlled...show more

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  • Paperback | 138 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 259g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236652258
  • 9781236652256