The Anxious Bench

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Printed at the publication office of the German Ref. Church, 1844 - Evangelistic work - 149 pages

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Page 111 - Let your women keep silence in the churches : for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
Page 58 - Let no man despise thy youth; but be thou an example of the believers, in word, in conversation, in charity, in spirit, in faith, in purity.
Page 148 - When I came thither first, there was about one family in a street that worshipped God and called on His name ; and when I came away there were some streets where there was not past one family in the side of a street that did not so, and that did not, by professing serious godliness, give us hopes of their sincerity...
Page 129 - They cannot set forth the Gospel as the wisdom of God and the power of God unto salvation...
Page 149 - If God would but reform the ministry, and set them on their duties zealously and faithfully, the people would certainly be reformed : all churches either rise or fall, as the ministry doth rise or fall ; not in riches and worldly grandeur, but in knowledge, zeal, and ability for the work. But since bishops were restored, this book is useless, and that work not meddled with.
Page 58 - And the servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God, peradventure, will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...
Page 90 - How can ye believe, which receive honor one of another, and seek not the honor that cometh from God only...
Page 58 - Holding fast the faithful word as he hath been taught, that he may be able by sound doctrine both to exhort and to convince the gainsayers.
Page 147 - Two days every week, my assistant and myself took fourteen families between us, for private catechising and conference ; he going through the parish, and the town coming to me. I first heard them recite the words of the catechism, and then examined them about the sense ; and, lastly, urged them, with all possible engaging reason and vehemency, to answerable affection and practice.
Page 135 - Ghost has compared to the living " body fitly joined together, and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part," making "increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.

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