Encouragements to Religious Effort: A Sermon Delivered at the Request of the American Sunday School Union, May 25, 1830. ...

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Página 25 - For the days shall come upon thee, that thine enemies shall cast a trench about thee, and compass thee round, and keep thee in on every side, And shall lay thee even with the ground, and thy children within thee; and they shall not leave in thee one stone upon another ; because thou knewest not the time of thy visitation.
Página 25 - Curse ye Meroz, said the angel of the Lord, curse ye bitterly the inhabitants thereof; because they came not to the help of the Lord, to the help of the Lord against the mighty.
Página 25 - And when he was come near, he beheld the city, and wept over it, saying, If thou hadst known, even thou, at least in this thy day, the things which belong unto thy peace ! but now they are hid from thine eyes.
Página 37 - Divine aid, they would, within two years, endeavour to establish 'a Sunday. school in every destitute place, where it is practicable, throughout the Valley of the Mississippi...
Página 28 - death an eternal sleep." I should rather fear, that neither of these woes would fill up the measure of our cup of trembling ; but that some strange ministration of wrath, more terrific than eye hath seen, or ear heard, or the heart of man conceived...
Página 54 - The committee on the state of religion, reported, and their report was adopted, and is as follows : — The committee on the state of...
Página 72 - I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee :" " be strong, and of a good courage :" "for the Lord thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.
Página 16 - This science [of political economy] has been, to say the least, most successfully cultivated by men who held no belief in the Christian religion. And yet, reasoning from unquestionable facts in the history of man, they have incontrovertibly proved that the precepts of Jesus Christ, in all their simplicity, point out the only rules of conduct, in obedience to which either nations or individuals can become either rich or happy.
Página 5 - ... conferred were perpetuated to the present generation. To illustrate this very briefly — You may be aware that at about the period of the Reformation, great changes were wrought in the physical condition of man. The discovery of America, and of a passage to India by the Cape of Good Hope, and of the use of the mariner's compass, opened exhaustless fountains of wealth to commerce and manufactures. Labor became, of course, vastly more valuable, and artisans became possessed of the means of independence....
Página 32 - The cause of Christ requires of laymen a far greater amount of personal exertion. Suppose ye, that in apostolic times, the claims of religion would have required of a disciple, nothing more than a small portion of his income ? No ; when the time was come for the church to be enlarged, they that were scattered abroad, went every where preaching the word. Now we do not say, that you are required to be preachers ; but we do say, that religion requires you to consider the promotion of piety in the hearts...

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