Circulation and Character of the Volumes of the American Tract Society

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American Tract Society, 1848 - 144 pages

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Page 22 - We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth...
Page 26 - And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
Page 53 - Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing, and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked...
Page 92 - MEMOIR OF HARLAN PAGE; or, the Power of Prayer and Personal Effort for the Souls of Individuals. By WILLIAM A.
Page 78 - We earnestly recommend this work to the attentive perusal of all cultivated minds. We are acquainted with no book In the circle of English Literature which is equally calculated to g-ive young persons just views of the evidence, the nature, and the importance of revealed religion." Robert Hall.
Page 83 - Littleton, both men of acknowledged talents, had imbibed the principles of infidelity from a superficial view of the Scriptures. Fully persuaded that the Bible was an imposture, they were determined to expose the cheat. Mr. West chose the resurrection of Christ, and Lord Littleton the conversion of St. Paul, for the subject of hostile criticism.
Page 55 - I know of no book, the Bible excepted, as above all comparison, which I, according to my judgment and experience, could so safely recommend as teaching and enforcing the whole saving truth, according to the mind that was in Christ Jesus, as the
Page 11 - ... and they were determined to have no such doings there. The good President heard the statement with deep emotion, and looking at the youths charged with the sin of praying, with tears in his eyes, he said, "Oh, is there such a state of things in this college? Then God has come near to us. My dear young friends, you shall be protected. You shall hold your next meeting in my parlour, and I will be one of your number.
Page 72 - Practical Christianity,' I owe, through God's mercy, the first sacred impression which I ever received, as to the spiritual nature of the Gospel system, the vital character of personal religion, the corruption of the human heart, and the way of salvation by Jesus Christ. As a young minister, recently ordained...
Page 76 - Thoughts consists of forty-six articles on prayer, praise, professing Christ, duties to Sabbath Schools, the monthly concert, the conversion of the world, violations of the Sabbath, liberality, man's inconsistency, the pity of the Lord, Christian duty, death, &c. ; the last of which are " Heaven's Attractions" and " The Heavenly Recognition," closing with the words, " By the time we have done what I recommend, we shall be close upon the celestial confines ; perhaps within heaven's limits.

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