Chapters from The autobiography of an Independent minister [H.J. Martyn].

Paperback | January 18, 2012

byHenry Julius Martyn

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. EXPULSION. Immediately after giving notice of my intended resignation, I left the town. The sense of freedom which now belonged to me is indescribable. No slave with the gash of his master's whip yet sore in his back, but with his feet at last on British soil, no innocent prisoner with the verdict which frees him from all tarnish on his reputation, ever breathed freer than I did. It was like another life with which I woke up, or rather like another world in which I moved, and where I was free from dangers, which in my former state hung over me night and day. But the sense of deliverance in which I exulted was not unmixed with what is galling. A freed slave may have the bitter thought that a brother or a sister is yet at the tyrant's mercy, and the acquitted prisoner may have to carry about the feeling that he was the victim of a base plot; and I had both these experiences. For the Church, I grieved deeply. It would now be under the rule of men whom, I believed, sought nothing so much as their own, and who, because of their first success, would be arrogant to its next minister beyond all that they had ever been. And that I waa driven from my position by the unprincipled manuceuvring of these men, I did not and could not doubt; and I confess, the consciousness rankled. If a majority of the Church had ever suggested or given the slightest indication in any way that they would like a change, I should have accepted their verdict joyfully. A minister who stays amongst a people who do not desire him, must have lost all selfrespect, and deserves only to be scorned; but the very nature which would make him too proud to stay with a Church under such circumstances, would make him rebel against the success of half-a-dozen men who ignored both the rights...

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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. 1882. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XIII. EXPULSION. Immediately after giving notice of my intended resignation, I left the town. The sense of freedom whi...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:60 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.12 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217456634

ISBN - 13:9780217456630

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