Memoirs of Benjamin Franklin; Written by Himself. [Vol. 1 of 2] With His Most Interesting Essays, Letters, and Miscellaneous Writings; Familiar, Moral, Political, Economical, and Philosophical, Selected with Care from All His Published Productions, and Comprising Whatever Is Most Entertaining and Valuable to the General Reader

By Benjamin Franklin

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I determined to give a week's strict attention to each of the virtues
successively. Thus, in the first week, my great guard was to every the
least offence against _Temperance_; leaving the other virtues to their
ordinary chance, only marking every evening the faults of the day. Thus,
if in the first week I could keep my first line marked T. clear of
spots, I supposed the habit of that virtue so much strengthened, and its
opposite weakened, that I might venture extending my attention to
include the next, and for the following week

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Library, 2.
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73 Poimeen—Shepherd—Evangelist—Overseer 25 Policy in Preaching .
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188 Saved without Baptism 299 Scene in a Hotel 314 Sectarianism 357 Self-laudation 328 Shorter Catechism of Universalians 446 Small Improprieties and Annoyances 409 Speak Pleasantly 179 Spirit of Indifference 118 Some Things can not be Settled 50 Sound Men 225 Subtleties about Immersion 92 Suggestions to a Young Sceptic .
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106 What We Know is Right 107 What is Campbellism? 156 What must I do to be Saved 317 Where is the Army of the Lord 251 Where is the Power 213 Who Crucified the Savior 195 Whom the Lord Receives 294 Why Infidels Oppose the Bible 423 Wielding the Sword of the Spirit 284 Will You also Go Away 35 Women in the Church 194 Young Preachers Must Be Practical .
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” We have a vast amount of worldliness and carnality to drive out of the Church; conformity to the world; love of pleasure more than love of God; the love of Christ to restore; the gospel and the true worship.
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They had no time to spare.
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Many have those who have never been “born again;” who are not in the kingdom of God—not Christians.
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If it fails, all must fail, and all must be lost.
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The Lord of hosts is with them, and they are not to be turned aside from their work.
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Christ then died for all.
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To give up a creed just like the Bible, and take the Bible itself as a rule of faith and practice, a man would lose nothing, for he would find all his creed in the Bible.
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16, he repented, for God requires all men, everywhere, to repent.
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” “With lies you have made the heart of the righteous sad, whom I have not made sad, and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, _by promising him life_.
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THE CHURCH IN THE WILDERNESS.
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We say not this, because we fear too much excitement, too much feeling, or too much interest, but because the excitement is not of the right kind.
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The evangelizing is now needed as much as ever; so is taking care of the churches and teaching the disciples all things that Jesus commanded.
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But _when_ was this decreed? “From all eternity.
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When does he pardon them? When they obey from the heart, that form of doctrine delivered to them.
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Were his teachings perfect? If they were, they were not of man, for no mere man ever gave the world perfect teachings.
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The Publisher sincerely hopes that the reception of this book may demonstrate a general desire on the part of the public for books of like merit and method; and that he may be able in this convenient form to send broadcast over the land the richest thought of the ripest minds among us, and be of service to the Master’s cause, and to his day and generation.