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Friendly Sketches - Essays Illustrative Of Quakerism (1876) (Paperback) Loot Price: R442
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Friendly Sketches - Essays Illustrative Of Quakerism (1876) (Paperback): John William Steel

Friendly Sketches - Essays Illustrative Of Quakerism (1876) (Paperback)

John William Steel

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Purchase of this book includes free trial access to www.million-books.com where you can read more than a million books for free. This is an OCR edition with typos. Excerpt from book: A strange fact is it not, that the founders of other faiths have been convicted and converted by Quakers, as in the case of Hugh Bourne ? In one sense, it is immaterial to what sect the disciples called attach themselves: in another it is most important. Paul had " planted" the Church at Corinth; and though he acknowledged the oneness of Him " that planteth," and Him that " watereth," and though the Church had " ten thousand instructors in Christ," he Temembered that he had "begotten" them "through the Gospel," and he besought them to "be followers of" him For that cause he sent Timotseus, his " son," who should bring his ways into remembrance. And when a Church has compassed heaven with prayers, and earth with labours, and converts are made from the world, should not that Church send its sons to bring its way into remembrance to them ? No Church can show, proportionately, more toils for truth than that of the Society of Friends; " beautiful upon the mountains " have been the feet of its honoured ministers. These are " in labours more abundant," as of old their fathers were " in stripes above measure, in prisons more frequent, in deaths oft." But it may fairly be questioned whether they have been as " painstaking " in these labours. Many have been the seeds sown by those who have gone to sow, which have brought not forth fruit, for want of " watering; " many have been the efforts, fitful and inconstant, which have driven those " pricked in their consciences" to other folds. In rich orchards, the boughs are laden with fruit that falls and rots, whilst, near, people are hungering. In crowded gatherings in great cities there may be a surplusage of words, whilst in the little meetings in the green fields beyond, leanness may be entering into the souls for need of due spiritua...


Imprint: Kessinger Publishing Co
Country of origin: United States
Release date: November 2009
First published: November 2009
Authors: John William Steel
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 6mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 106
ISBN-13: 978-1-120-62315-7
Categories: Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts
Books > Language & Literature > Literature: texts > Collections & anthologies of various literary forms
LSN: 1-120-62315-4
Barcode: 9781120623157

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