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1872 Excerpt: ... man, a faithful servant of Jesus Christ; he
quietly and peacefully fell asleep in the arms of his Saviour. The
descendants of this great and good man, have had a gathering to the
number of two hundred or more on the 6th and 7th of Sept. 1870, at
Stockbridge, Massachusetts. Andrew Lee, ordained in Lisbon,
Connecticut, 1768, preached much the same doctrine, the communion
of the Lord's Supper was a converting ordinance., But, Rev. George
Whitefield, the great reformer, came to America, and preached the
Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, whose labors the Lord wonderfully
blessed in the conversion of many souls, and in the purifying of
his church, and also the organization of many new churches. But the
young converts (or Newlights, they were styled), under the ministry
of Rev. Whiting, and his coadjutors, could not fellowship the
unscriptural doctrines and practices of the standing order, as the
church was then termed, and their unyielding perseverance in what
they considered their duty to Christ and his cause, stirred up a
spirit of persecution. Elisha Paine, was born A. D., 1691, a Lawyer
in Canterbury, Connecticut, became pious under the ministry of Rev.
Whiting, of Windham, 1721, and in 1742, deemed it his duty to
preach the Gospel, and in company with a young man, John Palmer, of
23 years of age, they started as co-laborers for Christ in
Connecticut, 1742, and for their illegal preaching without a permit
from the Saybrook association of ministers, were imprisoned. Paine
in Windham, my native town, and Palmer, in Hartford jail. An aged
lady of 89 years, said to me a few days ago, that she well
remembered of hearing him relate his history, and how he preached
to the prisoners in jail. (See Acts v. 41-42). Mr. Paine had the
liberty of an outside enclosure, secu...
|Country of origin:
• Asa W. Allen
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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