A Review of the Missionary Life and Labors of Richard Wright

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D. Eaton, 1824 - 12 pages
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Page 32 - For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called : but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things which are mighty...
Page 32 - God hath chosen the weak things of the world to confound the things that are mighty ; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, hath God chosen ; yea, and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are : that no flesh should glory in his presence.
Page 123 - Unitarianism is capable of being, aixl now is in many places, the religion of the poor and unlearned, and his full conviction, that of all religious systems it is eminently calculated to be the religion of those despised and numerous classes, as being perfectly level with their capacity, containing a provision for their moral and spiritual wants, and requiring nothing but what they are capable of doing...
Page 49 - I was so artful, and so capable of twisting things about, and of giving them a specious coloring, that those who heard me, or talked with me were sure to be misled: but, it was sometimes added, that the devil always employs such agents, that the first instrument he employed .to deceive mankind was a serpent. A person once told a pretty large company, in my hearing, that my art and address was such, that, if I undertook to prove that black was white, I should make them believe it. Though...
Page 323 - The openness of heart, simplicity of manners, frankness of behaviourj and fearless zeal in the cause of truth which they manifested, were quite to my taste. Their exertions in keeping up large Sunday schools, and in supporting congregational libraries are highly commendable. They have given proof of what the people may do, by their united, steady and persevering exertions, in the Unitarian cause, and for the improvement of society, even when they have no persons of much property or influence among...
Page 49 - Every possible method was used to frighten persons from hearing me, from reading anything which I wrote, and even from conversing with me. I was described as a most dangerous man, and credit was given me for talents to which I did not pretend in order to persuade people that I was capable of deceiving them. It was said that I was so artful, and so capable of twisting things about, and of giving them a specious colouring, that those who heard me, or talked with me were sure to be misled : but...
Page 50 - Devil always employed such agents, that the first instrument he employed to deceive mankind was a serpent. " A person once told a pretty large company in my hearing that my art and address was such that, if I undertook to prove that black was white I should make them believe it. Though I had never preached on politics nor shown myself in any public way in political matters there were persons who insinuated that I was an enemy to the Government. ... I had one consolation, my moral character was never...
Page 170 - As soon as he said this, I was about to ask him how he received his message, and what proof he had that it came from God ; and to assure him that I was not a prophet, nor the son of a prophet ; but he prevented me, by adding, " 1 don't wish to disturb the congregation, I have said this to clear my conscience,
Page 323 - ... judicious, unwearied, and gratuitous labours of their ministers are Highly deserving of praise. Though while among the Methodist Unitarians seldom a day passed but what I had to preach, and few days but what I had some miles to walk, public preaching was but a part of the labour I had to perform among them. Very frequently we had parties together for conversation, and 1 had many things to confer about, and many subjects to discuss, with individuals. With them I felt a union of soul, a fellowship...

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