George Whitefield, Prophet-preacher

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Abingdon Press, 1924 - 222 sidor

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Sida 153 - I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften and concluded to give the coppers.
Sida 154 - The request was fortunately made to perhaps the only man in the company who had the firmness not to be affected by the preacher. His answer was, • At any other time, friend Hopkinson, I would lend to thee freely ; but not now, for thee seems to be out of thy right senses.
Sida 194 - I bless God, if I know anything of my own heart, I am free from that foolish passion which the world calls love. I write only because I believe it is the will of God that I should alter my state, but your denial will fully convince me that your daughter is not the person appointed by God for me. He knows my heart ; I would not marry but for Him, and in Him, for ten thousand worlds.
Sida 153 - I did not disapprove of the design, but, as Georgia was then destitute of materials and workmen, and it was proposed to send them from Philadelphia at a great expense, I thought it would have been better to have built the house here, and brought the children to it.
Sida 173 - Look upon the rainbow, and praise him that made it ; very beautiful it is in the brightness thereof. It compasseth the heaven about with a glorious circle, and the hands of the most high have bended it.
Sida 152 - It was wonderful to see the change soon made in the manners of our inhabitants.
Sida 153 - At this sermon there was also one of our club, who, being of my sentiments respecting the building in Georgia, and suspecting a collection might be intended, had by precaution emptied his pockets before he came from home; towards the conclusion of the discourse, however, he felt a strong...
Sida 163 - ... that without being interested in the subject one could not help being pleased with the discourse ; a pleasure of much the same kind with that received from an excellent piece of music.
Sida 172 - I am now going to put on my condemning cap. Sinner, I must do it : I must pronounce sentence upon you...
Sida 152 - I had the curiosity to learn how far he could be heard, by retiring backwards down the street towards the river ; and I found his voice distinct till I came near Front Street, when some noise in that street obscured it.

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