Two Centuries in the History of the Presbyterian Church, Jamaica, L.I; The Oldest Existing Church, of the Presbyterian Name, in America

Two Centuries in the History of the Presbyterian Church, Jamaica, L.I; The Oldest Existing Church, of the Presbyterian Name, in America

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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. 1862 edition. Excerpt: ...till the Friday follow-ing; was taken amiss that evening, was soon speechless, and in a great measure senseless. On Saturday about three of the clock fell asleep ('tis hopeful) in the Lord Jesus Christ. On the next Monday following, she was interred at Oyster Bay, the place of her nativity; and has left me to bewail an unspeakable loss. When I returned home and looked amongst her papers, the following lines to me (which must have been written near two months before her death) lay first in sight, and came first to hand: 'Dear partner of my earthly love, I quickly fi'om you shall remove; My soul will take her hasty flight, To everlasting shades of night, Or to the endless realms of light.' " Mr. Wilmot was evidently a man distinguished for spirituality of mind and ardor of piety; and although he died young, it cannot be doubted that his ministry here was crowned with the happiest results; but what those results actually were, from the paucity of our records and the failure of tradition, cannot now certainly be known. In 17 40 it is evident Mr. Whitefield visited this place, and that his labours, as elsewhere, were greatly blessed to the awakening of numbers to attend to the salvation of their souls. The effect of his labours may be judged of by the following extracts from letters of Mr. Colgan, the Episcopal missionary here, at that time, to the Secretary of the Society for the Propagation of Religion in Foreign Parts: JAMAICA, Nov. 22d, 1740. ' Some enthusiastical itinerant teachers have of late been preaching upon this Island, the notorious Mr. Whitfield being at the head of them, and among other pernicious tenets have broached such false and erroneous opinions concerning the doctrine of Regeneration as tend to the...show more

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  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 168g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236791274
  • 9781236791276