A Biographical Memoir of Richard Jordan: A Minister of the Gospel, in the Society of Friends, Late of Newton, in Gloucester County, New Jersey

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B. & T. Kite, 1827 - 38 Seiten
 

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Seite 36 - That no other foundation can any man lay, than that which is laid already.
Seite 16 - State, establish by law, as a civil and political institution, the first day of the week as a day of rest, and may prohibit upon it the performance of any manner of labor, business, or work, except only works of necessity or charity.
Seite 34 - Creator, he proceeded to open some of those passages, beginning with the promise of the Seed of the woman that should bruise the serpent's head, Genesis, iii. 15. — adducing many other scripture testimonies, which show that this Seed is Christ, even He who died for our sins on the cross, and who is a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, an Advocate with the Father and Mediator between God and man. He enlarged upon what...
Seite 35 - He believed it had been permitted, in order to manifest such as these : — as a society we were very impure and needed much sifting to make us as we should •be. But he was firm in the faith, that the ancient doctrines and principles of the society, as set forth in the Holy Scriptures, must and would prevail over all...
Seite 37 - His bodily sufferings were at times great, but he was preserved in patience and resignation to the Divine will ; and several times he ejaculated with much earnestness, " Oh, blessed Saviour ! Oh Lord Jesus help me ;" evincing that his dependence was placed upon the Physician of value. A few days before his decease, he remarked to a friend, that the crisis had not been shown to him, when he should be taken ; but from the way he felt, he thought it could not be much longer.
Seite 33 - He intimated that during this sickness, he had had much opportunity for reflection, both by day and by night, and he had thought much upon the awful state of those people that deny the Lord, and the only hope of salvation, which, added he, is by the mercy of God, through the merits and the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Then he said with much emphasis, " My hope, my only hope for salvation, is in the mercy of God, through the merits of Jesus Christ:" these, or words nearly similar, he repeated several...
Seite 34 - ... young and inexperienced, who were deluded by the fair pretences of some who were considered leaders of the people, and whom they had been accustomed to look up to as examples and instructors in the church ; while these were taking advantage of the influence they had obtained, to inculcate pernicious principles, and infuse into their unsuspecting minds the poison of unbelief. For these unwary youth, thus exposed to the artifices of designing men, he appeared to feel the tenclerest commiseration...
Seite 34 - ... is Christ, even He who died for our sins on the cross, and who is a propitiatory sacrifice for the sins of the whole world, an Advocate with the Father and Mediator between God and man. He enlarged upon what faith in God, and in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ...
Seite 32 - Christ, would feel themselves constrained reverently to believe in, and to acknowledge all that is recorded in the Holy Scriptures concerning the coming and sufferings, the death and offices, of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, as he appeared in the flesh at Jerusalem. He several times mentioned his firm conviction at that solemn period, that painful as is the present state of things amongst us, to the true disciples of the Lamb it would be made the means of purifying the society...
Seite 34 - He then proceeded to relate, how, during that illness, many Scripture passages, both out of the old and new testament, had been unfolded to his mind with great clearness and comfort, respecting the plan devised by Divine love for the restoration of poor fallen man, and the salvation of sinners. — After setting forth the fall of man, through the temptation and subtlety of satan, and his aspiring above the...

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