Model Preacher; Comprised in a Series of Letters Illustrating the Best Mode of Preaching the Gospel
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. 1861 edition. Excerpt: ... that the deputy sheriff of the county was in attendance regularly for the purpose of opposing the revival. I had no personal acquaintance with him, but frequently saw him, while penitents were being invited to the altar, going round among the people, employing his persuasive power to prevent them from seeking religion. One day, as a large number of seekers came forward and kneeled at the altar, just as I said, "Let us all unite in prayer," I saw the sheriff start from the rear of the audience toward the mourners, and knowing that he had some evil design, I said, "Stop alittle, brethren; do n't kneel yet." By that time the sheriff seized the arm of a young lady who was kneeling at the altar, saying, " Eliza, you must come away from here." Then said I, "Mr. Campbell, what do you want, sir?" "I want this girl away from here." " Is she your wife, sir 1?" " No." " Is she your daughter?" "No; but she's a relation of mine, and she 's in my care, and I intend to have her away from here. I do n't believe in this thing of forcing people into measures." "No, Mr. Campbell, and I do n't believe in that either, and if the young lady was forced to come forward, I shall certainly not object to your taking her away. Ask her, if you please." He would not ask her, but a sister near said, " Eliza, did you come forward of your own accord, or were you overpersuaded?" She replied, "I came without being asked at all. I want to try to save my soul, and I can't go away from here till I find mercy." "She don't know what she is about," rejoined the sheriff; "she...
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