Memoirs of the Life, Times and Writings, of the REV. Thomas Boston of Ettrick; Written by Himself. to Which Are Aided Original Papers and Letters

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...me so to count my days, as I may apply my heart to wisdom. Reflecting on my being so lately alarmed, and obliged to ride on the Lord's day, and this day again brought out of the pulpit, on the occasion of death, I thought it had a language to me, fearing the next might be a more home stroke. Feb 10.--Having ...
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1852 Excerpt: ...me so to count my days, as I may apply my heart to wisdom. Reflecting on my being so lately alarmed, and obliged to ride on the Lord's day, and this day again brought out of the pulpit, on the occasion of death, I thought it had a language to me, fearing the next might be a more home stroke. Feb 10.--Having received letters desiring me to come to the presbytery, I went, contrary to my inclination; but out of conscience towards God, lest his cause by my absence should suffer any detriment, upon which account I durst not sit at home. The Lord made it a comfortable and happy journey; for not only was the business (the affair of Mr. J. D.) kept from going farther wrong; but the Lord honoured me to be the instrument of peace in the presbytery, (which had been split the day before my protestations and counterprotestations), and brought that business to the desired issue, with respect to the presbytery's management of it. I have often found it good, to follow duty over the belly of inclination. The aforementioned alarming dispensation led me, on the following Lord's day, to a new ordinary; 2 Cor. v. 1, " For we know, that if our earthly house of this tabernacle were dissolved," &c. on which I dwelt till May 22, that, for the sacrament, I entered on Heb. x. 22, "Let us draw near with a true heart, in full assurance of faith," &c. pressing the confidence of faith. On tho same text was the actionsermon, as were also some sermons after the sacrament. A godly minister, then a nonjuror, and one of my assistants at the sacrament, (Mr. Colden), as I was convoying him and the rest away, on the Tuesday after; upon occasion of discourse about the action-sermon, particularly that a pious gentleman had said it was above his capacity; moved me to wri...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150682896
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 222
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.47 (d)

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