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General Causes. Vegative and Positive.
Not by thoughtful Care to please his People. – Some manage. – Wrong Ideas

of Duty. - Mr. W. had none of this Managing Spirit. - His Eye elevated to
Truth. - His Aim not to captivate the Esthetics of his Hearers, - Positive
Causes. — Independent Honesty rooted in Humility and Submission. – Com-
munication of this Impression to his People. – The felt Permanency of the
Pastoral Relation. – The True Atletivu oi Pastor and People peculiar. -
Requires Time..

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Jr. W. in his Study. - The Spirit with which he studied. - Ilis Habit of,

and Gift in Prayer, the Type of his Piety, combined, exerted a Power-

ful Influence over his People.

A Hard Student. His felt Necessity of Study. - Abstemiousness, – A

Student in the Right Direction. - Gave his first Attention to the Bible.-
His Familiarity with our English Version; with the Greek. – Studies

Hebrew alone. – Masters it. — “Mighty in the Scriptures." - Studies the
Bible with much Prayer. - Studies Theology.- Correct Views of Theology.
- The Importance and Possibility of the Science. – Noblest of all Sciences.
– Its Relation to Religious Experience; may be easily ascertained.- God
the Centre and Source of Theology. - His Glory highest and best. Mr.
W.'s Exalted Views of Christ and His Position in a System of Theology.-
His Theology strictly Calvinistic or Pauline. - The Reasons which cause
some to hate the System led him to love it. - A System easily ascertained
when the Heart is right. – Difficulties indeed, but vanish when one abso-
lutely loves God in Christ. – Mr. W. studied Theology with Prayer. – Ob-
jections affirming its Narrowness. — Its Biblical Character.,- No Narrow
System. . - His Theological Reading. – Admiration of President Edwards
and other New England Divines. — Wide Circle of his Theological Inquiries.

Becomes an Adept in the Science. - Receives the Degree of D. D.-Studies
Mental Philosophy; Admires it. — The Scotch Philosophy rather than the
German. - Studies History; Eloquence; General Literature. – Habit of
Prayer. - Gift of Prayer.- Some Remarkable Instances. — Strengthen his
Influence over his People. - His Type of Piety responsive to his Theological
System, rooted in Love for God's Glory and in Tender Sympathy with
Christ. Instances. - Its Subtle Influence.

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Dr. W. as a Preacher. The Subject Matter and Spirit of his Preaching

greatly strengthen his Influence over his People.
His Love of Sacred Truth. – This gave Character to his Preaching. – Makes

much of his Pulpit. Would preach the Whole Truth. – Men easily
deceived in regard to this. – The Truths uttered, the Power of the Pulpit.

He held up the Divine Glory, Law, Sovereignty, in Connection with Man's

Ability and Obligation. - Human Depravity. – The Atonement. — Infinitude

of the Redeemer. - Faith Working by Love, the first Acceptable Act. -

Difference between Natural and Christian Morality. Honors the Holy

Spirit. · Regeneration and Sanctitication, but not Perfection. - Future

Punishment. He preached radically, searchingly; in Harmony withi

Christian Experience; scripturally, boldly, decidedly. – No Sympathy with

Time-serving Ministers.-A Live Preacher, - Made much Use of the Appeal.

- Opinions of several Gentlemen regarding his Pulpit Power,

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