Memoirs of the Life, Character and Writings of Philip Doddridge

J. Eddowes, 1766 - 307 pages

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Page 172 - And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues. For her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities.
Page 6 - July 17, 17IS, upon which he made this reflection. " God is an immortal father. My soul rejoiceth in him. He has hitherto helped me and provided for me. May it be my study to approve myself a more affectionate, grateful, dutiful child !" That his mother likewise died when he was young, appears from a passage in his sermon to young people, entitled, The Orphan's Hope.
Page 183 - I then had of things, would have been the most criminal part in my whole life. "4. May I not learn from it gratitude to Him who hath redeemed and delivered me? In which, alas, how far short do I fall of this poor creature. How eagerly did he receive the news of a reprieve for a few days. How tenderly did he express his gratitude : that he should be mine ; that I might do what I pleased with him; that I had bought him; spoke of the delight with which he should see and serve me; that he...
Page 275 - ... and charity through our villages and churches, and a spirit of prayer and supplication into our towns and cities, when thou art removed from us ? Especially, who shall unfold the sacred oracles, teach us the meaning and use of our Bibles, rescue us from the bondage of...
Page 158 - THE Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith : And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another. Wherefore, although the Church be a witness and a keeper of holy Writ, yet, as it ought not...
Page 29 - I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Page 30 - I may say, that the production of this work and most of my other writings, is owing; viz. that the difference between rising at five and at seven o'clock in the morning, for the space of forty years, supposing a man to go to bed at the same hour at night, is nearly equivalent to the addition of ten years to a man's life...
Page 144 - And, with regard to his last illness in particular, it might have been happy for them and the world had he regarded it. But love to God and man, and zeal for the salvation of souls bore him on. He needed no recreation ; for his work was his highest pleasure. When he saw any success of his labours, and found that his writings were useful to many, it gave him fresh spirits and resolution. When...
Page 283 - Yet I am full of confidence : and this is my confidence ; there is a hope set before me : I have fled, I still flee for refuge to that hope. In him I trust ; in him I have strong consolation, and shall assuredly be accepted in this beloved of my soul.
Page 181 - As he desired to leave with me, at the time of his execution, a paper, in which he would give an account of the places where, and the...

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