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

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W. Alexander & Son, 1828 - 69 Seiten
 

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Seite 66 - 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. The friend intimating that...
Seite 67 - On sixth-day night, the thirteenth of tenth month, he became much worse — his strength was fast failing, and the power of articulation almost gone — and about three o'clock on the following morning, the near approach of death was apparent. He was in great suffering for a few hours, but about ten in the morning, the conflict seemed over, and exhausted nature ready to sink away: he said nothing during this time, except ejaculating with uplifted hands, " O Lord,
Seite 61 - ... 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 faith in God, and in our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ...
Seite 52 - He however expressed, that gloomy as the prospect of a succession of upright standard bearers seemed, he had faith to believe, that those doctrines and testimonies never would fall to the ground, and although many were predicting that the present commotions within our borders would disorganize the Society, yet this would not be the case, but those who continued to maintain the ancient faith and discipline of Friends, would be preserved as a distinct body of Christian professors.
Seite 58 - He declared it as his full belief, that all those who were really led by the spirit of 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...
Seite 64 - Great indeed was the anxiety he evinced, that the friends of Christ and his holy cause, might stand firm, in a patient, persevering testimony against every innovation, whether in doctrine or discipline, and by- the steadfastness of their faith, the purity of their lives, and the meekness and humility of their spirits, evince that while they dared not strive to carry party views and schemes, they felt themselves constrained by a sense of religious duty, earnestly to contend for the faith. once delivered...
Seite 60 - 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...
Seite 59 - ... had turned their backs and forsaken Him, would be cast out, and others brought in, who would stand for the honour of his great name, and for his cause in the earth. On the 16th of the Ninth month, a friend calling to see him, he intimated that he thought his recovery very doubtful, considering his age, and the great prostration of his strength ; but he several times remarked that ' he had no will but the Lord's will.
Seite 64 - ... every innovation, whether in doctrine or discipline, and by- the steadfastness of their faith, the purity of their lives, and the meekness and humility of their spirits, evince that while they dared not strive to carry party views and schemes, they felt themselves constrained by a sense of religious duty, earnestly to contend for the faith. once delivered to the Saints. A meeting having been appointed near his residence, by a person who held and promulgated the new notions, he appeared under...
Seite 63 - Scriptures, must and would prevail over all opposition — that all those who are building on Jesus Christ, would be preserved amid all the storms and commotions which now agitate the society, and that it would yet arise and shine in more of its ancient beauty, than many now living have ever seen it, adding, " I may not live to see it, but there are some of you that will.

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