Family History in the Line of Joseph Convers of Bedford, Massachusetts, 1739-1828

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F.S. Blanchard, 1897 - 97 Seiten
 

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Seite 13 - ... we desire you would be pleased to take notice of the principals and body of our Company as those who esteem it our honor to call the Church of England, from whence we rise, our dear mother; and cannot part from our native Country where she specially resirleth.
Seite 14 - Massachusetts; and desirous to unite into one congregation or church, under the Lord Jesus Christ, our head, in such sort as becometh all those whom he hath redeemed, and sanctified to himself, do hereby solemnly and religiously, as in his most holy presence, promise and bind ourselves to walk in all our ways according to the rule of the Gospel, and in all sincere conformity to his holy ordinances, and in mutual love and respect to each other, so near as God shall give us grace.
Seite 17 - Body, to walk together in all the Ordinances of the Gospel, and in all such mutual love and offices thereof, as toward one another in the Lord ; and all this, both according to the present light that the Lord hath given us, as also according to all further light, which he shall be pleased at any time to reach out unto us out of the Word by the goodness of his grace...
Seite 25 - Lexington Common, as a spectator, I saw a large body of regular troops marching up towards the Lexington company, then dispersing, and likewise saw the regular troops fire on the Lexington company, before the latter fired a gun; I immediately...
Seite 96 - ... further be added that half a year before his death, God gave him a deep sense of his evils, and he made it his business, not only, that his peace might be made with God, but with man also, unto whom he had given just offense. He went up and down bewailing his great sin of promise-breaking, and was become a very conscientious and lively Christian, promoting holy and edifying discourses, as he had occasion. At the very time he was struck dead, he was speaking of some passages of the sermon he had...
Seite 13 - We leave it not therefore as loathing that milk wherewith we were nourished there; but, blessing God for the parentage and education, as members of the same body, shall always rejoice in her good...
Seite 13 - Be pleased, therefore, reverend fathers and brethren, to help forward this work now in hand; which if it prosper, you shall be the more glorious, howsoever your judgment is with the Lord, and your reward with your God.
Seite 17 - ... this, both according to the present light that the Lord hath given us, as also according to all further light, which he shall be pleased at any time to reach out unto us out of the Word by the goodness of his grace, renouncing also in the same Covenant all errors and Schismes, and whatsoever by-wayes that are contrary to the blessed rules revealed in the Gospel, and in particular the inordinate love and seeking after the things of the world ; every Church hath not the same for words, for they...
Seite 14 - In the name of our Lord God, and in obedience to his holy will and divine ordinance, we whose names are here written, being by his most wise and good providence, brought together, and desirous to unite ourselves into one Congregation or Church under...
Seite 96 - Mather have been associated in connection with the sudden fatality that befell the former on a Sunday afternoon in 1673. Mather's description of the character of Mr. Goldsmith, in his work on " Remarkable Providences," in style and sentiment is a unique literary specimen that cannot fail to excite interest in the modern reader. It is as follows : " Richard Goldsmith, who was thus slain, was a shoemaker by trade,, being reputed a good man in the main; but he had blemished his Christian profession...

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