A Book of Gems Choice selections from the writings of Benjamin Franklin

By Benjamin Franklin

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PREFACE.


The writings of no man among the Christian Brotherhood have been so
universally popular as...

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...and God, the Judge of all. It also leaves about the same
length of time for...

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...been found. They were in the
camps of Moses and among the first followers of Jesus....

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...adore and worship
him. They are men of faith and of prayer, too, but when they...

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...kingdom not of this world, and who are devoted to saving men and
women from ruin,...

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...not one particle of divine
authority in anything that did not come out of the Bible....

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...the work of the first
day. What was done on that day was not the same,...

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...danger. It
makes the work of the Creator none the less wonderful, glorious and
overwhelming. It matters...

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...do this, and tries to accomplish it, studies dishonesty and how
to practice it. In its...

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...under the eyes
of the apostles. Whole churches will turn away and go to nothing, and
the...

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...are hardened
and become worse by it, he says, God hardened them. In the other case,
where...

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...preaching of Jonah.




OUR CENSUS.


In an age when people compare themselves with their neighbors, look
at the...

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...do no more for three months or a year, but they prayed for
the spread of...

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...to come. If we leave this, all is uncertainty, darkness and
night. Let us “hear what...

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...said to be “born of water and of the
Spirit.” This is precisely all there is...

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...to say nothing of the
ball, the lottery and other gambling. Let us in the name...

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...covenant. But then the word “Easter” is found in _one
place_ in the common version. Is...

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...“Chief-Pastor,” or “Arch-Pastor,” and not
“Chief-Shepherd?” Why not style the Lord “the Pastor of the sheep,”
and...

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...herself.

Every preacher connected with any church is laboring in one of these
two senses: as an...

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...as to the kind of a man they needed, etc.,
and the idea prevailed that they...

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...law _was_ our pedagogue to bring us to Christ,”
the School-teacher. This law, containing a full...

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...The New can not be thoroughly and successfully
studied without the Old, nor the Old without...

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...rapidly sinking into forgetfulness. The man
that leads the people to God, to the Lord Jesus,...

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...it, and the authority of God would not have required it. The
very circumstance that the...

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...into good and honest hearts, believe it to be
the salvation of their souls. It melts...

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...eat of this bread”
(which came down from heaven) “he shall live forever; and the bread
that...

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...further on, verse 57, he says, “As the
living Father has sent me, and I live...

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...govern the churches.

2d. We do not want any such body of men to decide who...

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...pleasant and interesting to worldly-minded
persons, and not do any thing or say any thing that...

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...and the simplicity of the gospel, its faith
and practice, worship and discipline. We can defend...

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...Lord shall open the way for
them; not for man, nor to please man, but for...

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...they will not become _straight_. They continue in their
alienation so long that it becomes a...

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...that their publications do not circulate,
seeing that they contain such a display of the most...

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...with all the unlawful things that people desire to do. “What
harm is it?” When we...

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...everything had to be done
according to the patterns given to Moses in the typical dispensation,
how...

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...the center around which the whole man revolves, and
to which his entire existence is subservient....

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...men seem perplexed to see the use of prayer, unless God operates
upon the hearts of...

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...the true
ministers or servants of the kingdom, can but regard them as such, and
labor to...

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...recently, into
exciting revival, mourners’ bench-meetings, in which old members have
been trying to “get religion,” as...

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...is an empty
and idle pretense. They are not led by the Spirit at all, but...

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...Lord, among the last words
he uttered before he ascended to heaven. Men who will not...

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...have the pagan nations been trying what they could do
for our race without a revelation...

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...same family.
When we speak of union, the question is not about receiving men, nor
their views,...

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...on the throne; to the Supreme Majesty
of heaven and earth. He loves the King above...

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...else. And we are
equally certain, that no man can answer to God, when the actions...

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...prepared to hand, are not accomplishing as much, in
proportion to their number and ability. Why...

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...listen to a discourse concerning Jesus
and the resurrection, and preach the unsearchable riches of Christ;
make...

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...their sins_ shall be wholly
and happy in heaven contradicts the clearest utterances of Scripture.
When time...

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...sending it to them.

We hope the preachers generally will see what is being done by...

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...and over whom the heavens parted as he rose from his
baptism, and on whom the...

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...once taught a man, in view of a transaction no
worse than the uttering the words...

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...“Turn away their ears from the truth;” but we must have
something different from this, something...

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...baptism, of itself never led any man to
baptism. The great truth of all truth, that...

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...with most wonderful
success. From five to six hundred thousand have heard, believed and
been called together,...

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...these great matters will turn. Let us enter the
field this year in the faith, with...

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...to-day going ahead
and spreading more rapidly than any people in this country that depend
on turning...

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...for the saints,
pays a poor compliment to his brain and his ability as a preacher,
and...

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...in a sectarian
church? Must he therefore throw it aside? Where did he get his Bible?
Must...

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...do what he pretended he was doing—that is, _giving the whole_—no
law requiring it. This case...

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...and show your neighbor
how to read them, and where to read, to learn the way...

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...not what you call it, we
become an insignificant sect, a denomination, a christian sect, and
will...

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...to the management of the _Review_. We have thought of this
matter much, both before and...

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...him all about the meaning of the
terms applied to the destiny of the wicked, nor...

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...all that is in it.

Mortality is never applied to the soul of man in Scripture,...

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...and will establish it to all
the generations to come. The same testimony that proved a...

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...who Cain’s wife
was than who the wife of any other man was or is. We...

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...a man can make melody in his heart to the Lord “with
an organ,” a fiddle,...

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...kind.

But, then, this is only a partial view of the matter. We all need
something more...

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...and know not the Savior.




OUR AUTHORITATIVE RELIGION.


We have not time to elaborate it now, but...

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... ...

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...of the dancing was.

I. Sam. xviii. 6: “And it came to pass, as they came,...

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...seen from the Scriptures already cited, that in the former ages,
when they danced as a...

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...for amusement. This
dancing for amusement, pleasure, is revelling, and excludes from the
kingdom.

Gal. v. 21: “Now...

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...done for men who have so lost the love of the truth, all
interest in it,...

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...Nothing can be gained by it; nothing can be
accomplished by it which the Bible itself...

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...him to come declaring that he receives Christ as a
Trinitarian or Unitarian, a Calvinist or...

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...them
held certain points of doctrine, and to distinguish their views from
some others, than to set...

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...higher assurance
of the preparation of the heart, the designs and resolutions being
genuine, and bind the...

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...required the _confession with the mouth, of the
faith of the heart_.




EVANGELISTS AND EVANGELIZING.


We have had...

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...ways and manners of the people to do it.
They know nothing of the toils, hardships,...

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...need,
will ever come from any other source. We must turn our attention to the
Evangelical work,...

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...both early and late. We must come to the
people with something cheering, strengthening, inspiring, awakening,
stirring,...

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...receive full
credit from not only his brethren, but the community generally, for his
industry and faithfulness,...

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...and are executed for
it, though this may be a just recompense of reward, it will...

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...vacillate and
fear. It is an easy matter to distrust, fill others with distrust,
destroy confidence, throw...

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...care nothing about them, and do not
even trouble those who believe in them; the reason...

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...of the blood of the everlasting
covenant, by the glories of heaven, or the terrors of...

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...generation from the awful
stupor and deep slumbers of carnal security to prepare to meet God!




A...

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...vice and virtue—except the
reward of one and the punishment of the other, received in this...

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...gospel—the power of God unto salvation, to every
one who believes. He must look to heaven...

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...Baptist stock we have now not less
than nine or ten parties of Baptists. How has...

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...see than if we had never had eyes.
Truly is this a mighty and wonderful achievement...

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...TEACH US TO OBEY GOD.


Some men are guided by _reason_, others by _providences_, and others
by...

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...for the remission of sins,” he required all to do the
same. If he promised one...

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...this indispensable
demand of him that “cometh to God.” See Heb. xi. 6. But now for...

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...enemies
mentioned shortly after, admitting that it was known to all who dwelt
in Jerusalem and that...

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...he continues in impenitence. For his impenitence,
if he persists in it, he must perish. In...

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...in the name of the Lord, under any other
name, and maintain the law of God,...

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...true religion; the religion of Jesus Christ itself;
the only true system; Christianity itself; the only...

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...all
ground of suspicion against him, as an aspirant to the throne, or any
other part in...

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...the sword in vain.”

The Christian law enjoins that we “follow _peace_ with all men and
holiness,...

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...small,
high and low, rich and poor, bond and free; and thus labor to bring
them into...

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...lay his head—that he died for
us—think of the holy apostles and martyrs of Jesus, with...

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...door, crying, Lord, Lord, open to us, whom
the Master refuses to receive. His language now...

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...nor falling from grace. The rich man,
then despairing of any mitigation of his torments, or...

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...dead, but that there was an angel or spirit. Many
were the debates which they had...

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...the man
Moses was there separate from the body; alive, conscious, and held a
conversation with the...

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...O Lord God Almighty, holy, just and
true, dost thou not avenge us of our blood...

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...was cast into the lake of fire. This is the
second death. Here is the last...

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...receive him without it. This would
only lead him to doubt whether we saw or cared...

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...with a hot iron, tingle; or any face, not past feeling,
blush. But the Bible is...

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...his most intimate friends, who know him better
than all others.

But, why do not infidels make...

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...he made
man, who would be saved and who would be lost,” and, if he did,...

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...to
rest. It has nothing to build upon; no rock; no pillars of any kind.
Nor has...

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...in a system. Denying simply frees men and cuts them loose,
in their own estimation, from...

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...is
empty, cold, dark, and hungry, suffering and perishing, for light,
heat and food. Scepticism is no...

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...in his situation, says of
them all, “I count all things but loss for the excellency...

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...truth, that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the
Living God, to belief; with the...

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...the _direction_
of one Spirit, we are all immersed into one body. It is clear that
the...

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...well as the Methodist. It
does not make him a Methodist. It is not the Lord,...

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...through the world. We have one book, a book
no where in doubt—the volume of God,...

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...the crucifixion on the Jews. But the Jews only instigated
it; the Romans, who were Gentiles,...

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...is no dull formality, but all is life and interest. Every
one feels what he saying...

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...greatly excited by it. On the other hand, when they
did believe it, they moved forward...

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...those who desire to do good,
and carry forward the conquest of a great and glorious...

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...august message at his command, should it
not be the delight of those redeemed by his...

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...in which he will judge the world in
righteousness, they spend their time in preaching that...

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...penalty when he was “quickened by the
Spirit,” or raised from the dead.

When justified, he breaks...

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...of Joseph, from Abraham down, and that Luke
traces the genealogy of Mary up to Adam....

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...we have been wont to do, knowing, as we do, that we are
supported by the...

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...feel kindly toward him as a fellow-creature, as a
citizen, neighbor or gentleman, if he is...

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...never initiated into
the body of Christ! This is openly trampling down the law of God...

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...all its fullness and
completeness more successfully, with more faith and power than ever,
and may we...

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...that a man receive “_the love of
the truth_.” This lies at the foundation of the...

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...never be enlightened or brought to the
knowledge of the truth. The truth condemns them and...

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...own_ views or
theories, but the clear teachings of our Lord and his apostles. Here is
the...

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...where
are their works? A streak of desolation has followed in their train
all the way. They...

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...type of
dedicating a meeting-house. The Lord did not give us the minute
description of the building...

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...followers and the church he established.
Those of whom the church on Pentecost was composed came...

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...this one body brings
us to all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ Jesus. This
is...

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...idea, we entertain not a doubt. Those determined to
reproduce the gospel of Christ and all...

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...degraded it.

The Romish apostasy now has some forty _holy days_ in a year, and
as many...

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...to
see the absurdity of it. Outside of _any church_ is not only outside
of churches of...

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...the church. Nor is
it _courtesy_ to receive such a man into the stand as a...

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...praises they sing, the salvation he graciously gives and the
immortality he proposes to bestow. The...

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...Author of it. He is the Alpha and the Omega—the Beginning and
the Ending. “All authority...

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...imposed on the credulity of mankind. Yet
the very mention of these dignitaries is lacking in...

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...we
practice and enjoy it? We claim that we can find it, practice it and
enjoy it....

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...closing words it forbids any addition.

There is not an item in any religion in the...

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...of the great
guns of the infidels, the Universalists, the Roman Catholics, the
Methodists, the Presbyterians, and...

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...people, the whole people, and adapted to them.
The kind of greatness we need, is that...

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...intended by the donor. The work is not a
_local work_, and needs no concentration of...

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...Great King, are well pleased with him and
his law. They regard it as holy, just...

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...MEETINGS.


Suppose a modern popular revivalist such as Mr. Moody, in one of his
great meetings should...

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...alliances, leagues or confederations,
in an understood, settled and persistent ignoring of clear instructions
from the Lord...

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...spreading
the knowledge of God, and filling the world with his glory. They are
_standing together_ as...

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..._feet washing_, but against
_the Lord_ washing _his feet_. “Thou shalt never wash my feet.”

If washing...

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...to turn their
backs on all that is human and accept all that is divine; on...

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...body of people as Campbellites. There is a people in this
country that have gone back...

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...people in the cities and have reached through to every class.
We gained the attention of...

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...not get lonesome. “No,” said he, “I never get
lonesome. I talk to the Lord and...

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...must be something very peculiar in
his course to unsettle their confidence; to start doubts in...

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...all enemies
under his feet. See I. Cor. xv. 24, 25. “When all things shall be
subdued...

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...tell the seekers, as
Ananias did Saul, “Why do you tarry? Arise, and be baptized, and...

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...the standard, nor made clergymen at all,
have as good a right to preach and minister...

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...people publicly more than
is acceptable to them. Many men kill themselves off by talking too...

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...claim this Mystery of Iniquity has on our
charities.

It refuses to allow its adherents to become...

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...grand delusion, the
mystery of iniquity that now works. They can understand the power of
the sorceries...

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...there is in this!
Who is to be saved by denying the personality of the Devil?...

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...generally sounder than their instructors in the gospel.

We regret to see anything like collision or...

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...inability on the
part of brethren, or parsimoniousness, we must bear hardness as good
soldiers of Jesus...

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...of God, till
he finds himself cut off, if not literally by the action of a...

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...a system of salvation for those who _never obey_,
and the gospel is set aside by...

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...This was wielding the sword of the Spirit, the word
of God.

This whole theory about the...

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...very nature it proposes to sweep
them all away. It leaves not an inch of ground...

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...laws, to compare them with the law of the Lord Messiah,
to see how near they...

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...the Omnipotent reigns,
and the wicked will be overthrown. It matters not how popular they may
be,...

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...can unite on the things required in Scripture—the things
commanded—but we never can unite on the...

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...another branch, or from the main body. If it branched
off from another branch, then he...

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...we can consult them and learn the terms on which they
will receive us; but when...

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...feeling
toward them. We can recognize every good trait they have; all the
moral influence, the learning...

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...God—turn them from their sins. The love of sin must be
destroyed in them, and the...

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...in it? The Lord’s will is that they
should obey—be baptized. They refuse to do this....

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...as they were at the beginning. What use have we for
tampering in this way? We...

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...hand
not an indication of parsimoniousness, and on the other, not an item
of extravagance. The same...

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...his mouth by cutting off his support. He stood
independent, except upon God, who was with...

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...Bethany, the works he issued from
there and the establishment of the college, made employment for
many...

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...him in character. But this is
all simply a change _in_ the man, but no change...

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...without enlightening them; to rouse the
feelings without informing the judgment; to produce action without the
knowledge...

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...They know
positively that the system is a _failure_, for they have tried it, and
found it...

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...no value unless it be the Lord’s work.—It is not his work
unless done by his...

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...landlord skipped around the counter,
and running his keen eye over the immense assortment of intoxicating
liquors...

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...be believed, and secondly, the witnesses by which
God intended to prove them to the world....

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...the
whole matter, we think, is this:

1. You must resolve that you will put off the...

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...a church, or for a church, but his
work is at large, to build up the...

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...and it is no
argument against them as a class, but against the individual.




THE SECRET OF...

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...long and
uninteresting sermons, which they have heard over and over again, until
they know every comma...

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...that precisely what was lost in Adam will be restored in
Christ, or, that whatever the...

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...in debt for without promising _a certain
amount_? We judge not, and not a small amount...

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...shortcomings, and nothingness in the sight
of God, how transcendently ridiculous to see egotism, self-laudation
and an...

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...to the spirit of their institution,
leave the spirit of proselyting. Those Jews who had such...

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...and entirely different associations. The Sabbath
originated in God’s _resting_ on the seventh day. It pointed...

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...men’s labor, and building up
nothing, all the while prating about _progression_ and _reformation_.
Tremendous progress, that...

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...of God, and dying in
their sins? We say, and would if we had a voice...

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...God and whatever
political institution he may chance to fall out with and trying to set
the...

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...if we determine to know nothing but Christ, nothing but pure
Christianity, and confine ourselves strictly...

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...the man of God and
thoroughly furnish him for all good works.” There are many among
them...

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...to determine precisely what the ancient faith was,
separating it from everything else, and maintaining it...

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...be observed that the men thus acting are not
merely a few credulous and thoughtless persons,...

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...man of a perverted mind and
heart; one who has rejected Jesus; resisted the testimonies of...

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...unite with a congregation of christians where the ordinances
are kept and the authority of Christ...

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...with at all.




THE KNOWLEDGE NECESSARY BEFORE BAPTISM.


Some person,—name not known—writing from Ripley, Ohio, inquires
whether persons...

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...maintained in opposition to them, that, by the deeds
of their law, no man could be...

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...should respond to some things that are published, etc.; but,
for the present, to all this...

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...are communicated to man, or revelations made, either before
or after conversion, to saint or sinner,...

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...the indescribable parties
which have descended from them. If it is service to the Lord now,...

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...art in
me and I in thee, that they also may be one in us; that...

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...aware, too, that carnality is the opposite of
spirituality. What, then, is an evidence of carnality?...

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...the place of even
being truly turned from sin to righteousness—from the power of Satan
to God—we...

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...acts of
usefulness. But pleasure-seekers are constantly devising how to while
away time, to pass it off...

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...place? Are not christians required
to pray everywhere? Will not God hear a christian in his...

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...been hid
in God, who hath created all things by Jesus Christ; to the intent
that now...

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...consciousness. See Matt. xvii. 1-4; Mark ix.
2-4; Luke ix. 28-30. The rich man died, and...

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...IN THE BIBLE IS INFALLIBLY SAFE.


It is infallibly safe, because no man has ever been...

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...the earth shall be blessed.”
He succeeded this promise by many clear predictions of the prophets,
and...

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...borne by the angels to the
shepherds of Bethlehem, in the last commission, in the same...

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...was not the same as the
answer of Ananias, to Saul, of Tarsus, and the answer...

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...many of whom have fallen asleep in Jesus, but a few remain to
this present; but...

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...thus it becomes us to fulfill all
righteousness.” With this righteous explanation, the Baptist walked by
the...

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...be known, no man can tell who is near the truth
and who is far from...

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...any man
would be my disciple, let him take up his cross and follow me.” Such
are...

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...the Presbyterian ministry believe “this horrid doctrine.” If
they do not believe the Confession of Faith,...

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...doctrine of _infant
damnation_—yes, “the horrid doctrine,” whether they believe it or not.

But then infant damnation...

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...determination of God’s will,
the cause of which is hidden in himself,” Inst., page 166. Here...

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...can not be
saved, be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to
the light...

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...and
absolute authority of the Bible, and are now commanding respect in a
remarkable degree, not as...

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...men that carried it through the
country, but the manifest authority of God in it.

Jesuits can...

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...the course_, tell the story. These are not led away by a few
glittering words, by...

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...in the
old institution. It is simply a figurative allusion to the anointing,
and not the actual...

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...come to inevitable ruin. But they are not subtle, deep and
profound principles, requiring the utmost...

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...attempts to talk to us. We knew but
little about the matters of which he talked,...

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...be preached by us. What they preached then or
in their time must be preached now...

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...Matt. xvi. 18: “On this rock will I
build my church.” He has a right to...

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...church but one, “the
church of the living God,” in existence. All others have come into
existence...

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...against it, or subversive of it, either directly or
indirectly. We are for no half way...

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...the Holy Spirit now.

_Fourth._ Cloven, or divided tongues, like as of fire, sat upon those
baptized...

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...it at the preacher, as he
shuts down the case, as much as to say, “I...

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...Pentecost, and
at the house of Cornelius. On Pentecost the subjects of it were in
Christ before...

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...to work
something out of it, in the nature of the case calculated to corrupt
and destroy...

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...finds a “law of
conscience,” another “a law of love,” another thinks we are not under
law,...

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...than this to sectarianism, and one that will be much
less trouble, and that is, to...

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...pledged to Jesus, the Christ, to do this, for his glory and
our good, and, by...

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...he should eat or not. The matter of trouble among
the Corinthians was not to determine...

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...with all the malice and fury of the
Prince of the bottomless pit; and then, compute...

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...he can have the privilege, and have room to walk about a
little, which is both...

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...rises,
thundering, “_It may be true, after all_.” There is no getting rid of
the fearful apprehensions,...

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...race. In the
plainest terms, no law of nature ever produced a human being without
parents. In...

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...laws of
nature, as well as different from anything they ever do.




“AFFIRMATIVE GOSPEL.”


We heard an illusion...

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...from I. Cor.
xiii. 4-8, setting forth affirmatively and negatively, or what love
_will and will not_...

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...with men’s hands, as
though he needs anything, seeing that he gives to all life, and...

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...half work, or
rather, only half does his work, and will be responsible to the great
Shepherd...

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...then, no infants in these households, and nothing
particularly strange about that. The writer has baptized...

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...battle of Bunker
Hill, in the American Revolution. These received much praise for their
good will to...

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...and by his undeniable authority.

Now, the precise opposite of this is true of every human...

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...Paul looked upon him here, and gloried in him. It was not
the cross that he...

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...God, as divine and
miraculous, done in this appointment, as if it had been done without
any...

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...“Being _then_ made free from sin,
they have their fruit unto holiness and the end everlasting...

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...in doubt; hence his remark that “it is of equal
validity with the laver of salvation.”...

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...Catechism” for Universalians to test
their pretences to a belief in the Scriptures:

1. Phil. iii. 18,...

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...we sin wilfully after that we have
received the knowledge of the truth, there remaineth no...

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...in all the
hell there is for them in this world already. But here at the...

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...to their inconsistent lives of folly
and vanity, is regarded as a mortal offence. We were...

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...not afford an hour or two
every morning in primping, turning himself first this way and...

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...land from its
center to its circumference. We must go into the field and do the
work...

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...by baptism_.
Is it more probable that we are buried with him by sprinkling, than
that we...

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...If there is any
sure lamp to the path of weary and dying pilgrims in this...

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...“Lovest thou me more than these
fisheries?” Or, to express it more fully and liberally, “Lovest...

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...“Feed my lambs,” we have no account of
their ever fishing any more.

We find that there...

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...shall come forth to
the resurrection of damnation. They who _do his commandments_, shall
enter by the...

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...inner and outer man, the inner light, inner
consciousness, conscience, the will, new modes of revelation,...

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...wrestle not against flesh
and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the
rulers of the darkness...

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...hear it and be pleased
with it. The main matter is to develop fully and largely,...

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...bond that binds us together is not an
earthly bond, and it is not limited by...

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...call the attention of all nations to the sayings of
our Lord, and induce them to...

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...them to
abandon all human authorities and hold on to the word of the Lord for
ever.




PREACH...

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...at fault, that out of about forty male members in his congregation,
in Illinois, all but...

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...one place,
go to another, and try again. Remember Noah, who preached one hundred
and twenty years,...

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...his wife and children, they comment upon
the old adage, “charity begins at home.”

Declaim against foreign...

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...the gospel, the
ancient gospel, preached in its purity and simplicity, as the only
means of saving...

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...way of every kind of communications to men.

The true state of the case is, that...

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...making arrangements outside
to sustain some good man, such as we have described, to visit those
by-ways...

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...these men all through the land, and
convert the country, and then we can easily convert...

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...that purpose, but go
there to learn all about Christ, the purity of his life, his...

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...a man of
distinction.

DR. PIETUS.—I think our preacher is a good man, Doctor, a sound man,...

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...matter how bungling he was.

DR. P.—I think but little about preachers, have fewer favorites, and
more...

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...the things
of the kingdom of God, than many that you never think of pleasing. I
am...

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...Holy Spirit, love of God,
or anything else, but _the man himself_ in it. I desire...

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...many people and greatly extend the cause in one
year.

DR. P.—No, Doctor, that would not be...

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...How many go to
the Lord’s table, to remember his dying love? How many of the...

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...Lord. What a list
must that be! What a spectacle must this world be, with all...

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...What have we done as
a great religious body? What have we done as individual congregations,
or...

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...your library.

...

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... ...

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... literature of the age. It is the ambition of the...

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... stand-point, which makes the treatise valuable to those
...

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... WHAT THEY SAY ABOUT

...

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...and rejoice that
it has been published. We regard it...

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...whose deeds
it records was a plain, practical man. On...

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...not a favorite of fortune. The
golden gods never wove...

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... of man over outward circumstances; but there are few such
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...BURNS, Publisher,
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