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illustrated.1875 Excerpt: ... by the labours of such men as Wesley
and Whitfield. There were points in the doctrine and the practice
of these men to which we might well demur; but were they to rise up
again amongst us we could not forget the words of our Lord: "Forbid
"him not, for he that is not against us, is for us." But when some
"forbid" us, when they denounce our system as unscriptural, sinful,
noxious, then, without retorting the charge, it is our duty to test
their allegations by facts and by Scripture. As to facts, I might
tell you how things are in. America, the very head-quarters of
Voluntaryism. I might point out how Episcopalians, Presbyterians,
Baptists, and Congregationalists, --all unite in telling of
hundreds of rural flocks, of thousands and tens of thousands of
sheep scattered in the wilderness, for whom it is impossible to
make permanent pastoral provision. Again, I might show how, where
such provision is made, the dependence of the shepherd for his
temporal sustenance upon the good will of the flock, puts his
fidelity to the Shepherd and Bishop of souls to a test under the
strain of which that fidelity too often breaks down. But I forbear,
for I desire to bring the theory, apart from facts, to the simple
test of Scripture. Place it side by side with my text. Hearken to
that text again: "The sons of strangers shall build "up thy walls,
and their kings shall minister unto "thee," "because, forsooth, I
am angry with thee, --"because, forsooth, my good will is departed
from "thee, --because, forsooth, I purpose to inflict a
"chastisement upon thee, to visit thee with a blight, "to smite
thee with a curse?" No indeed " The "sons of strangers shall build
up thy walls, and "their kings shall minister unto thee: for in My
"wrath I smote thee, but in My favour have I had, "merc...
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