The Works of President Edwards; with a Memoir of His Life Volume 10

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General Books, 2013 - 208 oldal
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ... friends in conversation on a serious and profitable subject. Dec. 12. " Preached from the parable of the Ten Virgins, Matt. xxv. The divine power seemed in some measure to attend this discourse; in which I was favoured with uncommon freedom and plainness of address, and enabled to open divine truths, and explain them to the capacities of my people in a manner beyond myself. There appeared in many persons an affectionate, concern for their souls, although the concern in general seemed not so deep and pressing as it had formerly done. Yet it was refreshing to see many melted into tears and unaffected sobs; some with a sense of divine love, and some for the want of it. Dec. 13. " Spent the day mainly in labour about my house. In the evening, spent some time in writing; but was very weary and much outdone with the labour of the day. Dec. 14. " Rose early, and wrote by candle-light some considerable time: spent most of the day in writing, but was somewhat dejected. In the evening was exercised with pain in my head. Dec. 15. "Preached to the Indians from Luke xiii. 24--28. Divine truth fell with weight and power upon the audience and seemed to reach the hearts of many. J'ear night discoursed to them again from Matt. xxv. 31--46. At this season also the word appeared to be accompanied with a divine influence, and made powerful impressions upon the assembly in general, as well as upon numbers in a very special and particular manner. This was an amazing season of grace. " The word of the Lord," this day, " was quick and powerful, sharper than a two edged sword," and pierced the hearts of many. The assembly was greatly affected and deeply wrought upon; yet without so much apparent commotion of the passions as appeared in the beginning of this work...

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