Pastor's Memorial; Twenty-fifth Anniversary Of The Installation Of George W. Blagden, D. D., As A…

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byGeorge Washington Blagden

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... prepared it, casts away its old shell, bursts into a new form of existence, and soars toward heaven. Men who are thus tempted to give an undue importance to outward changes in the habits and relations of society, without devoting their supreme and habitual efforts to the infusion of the spirit of the gospel into all habits and relations, become unwarrantably censorious, and unnecessarily irritating, towards large classes of their fellow men who are, by nature and practice, not worse than they. And then, there must necessarily follow contentions and strifes, which, instead of reforming those who are in error, drive them into the positive vindication of sins, into which they might not otherwise have been tempted, and the result may be war itself. This has been, and this is the result, in our own distracted land, at this time; either because such false measures of reform have been the direct causes of the rebellion we are striving to quell, or because they have been made plausible occasions for it, by ambitious and designing men. And while you know that I have ever spoken, and I trust acted, for the furtherance of the freedom of every slave in this land; and while I mean, by the blessing of God, to continue to do so till I die; yet you also know that I have just as clearly condemned, I trust in the spirit and in conformity with the truths of the gospel, not only that rancorous spirit we call abolitionism, but that other, on some accounts more dangerous error--because, like Satan himself, it is changed into an angel of light--which, while it may condemn abolitionism, really encourages its spirit, by admitting its first principle, that wherever the relation of master and slave exists in this world, there must be sin against God and man. And this, in the face of ...

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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.1862 Excerpt: ... prepared it, casts away its old shell, bursts into a new form of existence, and soars toward heaven. Men who are thus tempted to...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:26 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.05 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217247229

ISBN - 13:9780217247221

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