Memorials Of The Early Progress Of Methodism In The Eastern States; Comprising Biographical Notices Of Its Preachers, Sketches Of Its Primitive Church by Abel StevensMemorials Of The Early Progress Of Methodism In The Eastern States; Comprising Biographical Notices Of Its Preachers, Sketches Of Its Primitive Church by Abel Stevens

Memorials Of The Early Progress Of Methodism In The Eastern States; Comprising Biographical Notices…

byAbel Stevens

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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.1854 Excerpt: ... sins brought to my remembrance, for which I would ask pardon with weeping eyes, expressing my sincere sorrow for them; at other times when I said this short prayer, I would add, 'and help me to repent aright,' for I thought if I did not repent aright, 1 should be justly damned for unfaithfulness in repenting: and lest I should be guilty of 'using vain repetitions as the heathen do,' I would wait solemnly, with my mind intently fixed on God, for an answer. I read the Scriptures with greater attention than ever, and in private I would weep and mourn for my sins. I had some fears that I should not find mercy at last: nevertheless, 1 prayed heartily that the Lord would spare my life until I could completely repent. At one time I felt encouraged, that if I were faithful, I should repent enough by the time I was thirty years old; but after a while I began to see that my sins were greater than I had thought them to be, that I had not. felt sorrow enough for them, and that I had not made sufficient confession to obtain pardon, and now I must go over with them again. Now the most of my nights I spent in weeping; my pillow and my shirt-collar were often wet with tears, and I would arise early to wash my face, for fear some one would discover that I had been crying, and ask me what was the matter." This mental agony increased fearfully, till it became a parallel almost to that under which the sturdy spirit of the author of the Pilgrim's Progress suffered. Not comprehending the doctrine of "justification by faith" he was engaged in a vain endeavor to wash away his sins by the tears of repentance alone; but, as he attempted to estimate the number and enormity of his offences, an almost hopeless period seemed necessary for the task. "I began to conclude," he says, "that ...
Title:Memorials Of The Early Progress Of Methodism In The Eastern States; Comprising Biographical Notices…Format:PaperbackDimensions:166 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.35 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217021409

ISBN - 13:9780217021401

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