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The purpose of God in his eternal election of a certain number of the human race
to salvation , was a principle dear to Dr. Stillman , as a truth clearly revealed .
Believing the carnal mind , or natural heart , to be enmity against God , he very ...
But these , as they do not constitute us righteous , do not , properly speaking ,
entitle us to eternal life ; but that active obedience , or righteousness of Christ ,
being imputed to us , is our justification of life , or what gives us the title to eternal
It is stedfast ; it never changes its object ; it is immoveably fixed on Christ for
eternal life . Amidst the changing scenes of time , this stedfast hope buoys up the
soul when tossed on the billows of adversity “ Hope travels through , nor quits us
How thankful am I for death , as it is the passage through which I pass to the Lord
and Giver of eternal life ; and as it frees me from all this mis . ery you now see me
endure , and which I am willing to endure , as long as God thinks fit ; for I know ...
My sheep , ” said he , “ hear my voice - and I give unto them eternal life . ” In
another place it is said , “ that I should give eternal life to as many as thou hast
given me . ” He is exalted as a Prince and a Saviour , to give repentance to Israel
, and ...
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"Samuel Stillman and Hannah Morgan were both born in Philadelphia. They had fourteen children. Reverend Samuel Stillman began his long career in the ministry at the age of 21 in South Carolina. Seven years later he became pastor of the First Baptist Church in Boston, MA. Reverend Samuel Stillman remained pastor until his death 42 years later.
In 1764, he was one of 36 trustees who founded Brown University - then known as Rhode Island College.
Reverend Samuel Stillman was a gifted orator; his patriotic ferver made him a popular preacher and leader during the Revolutionary War. Reverend Samuel Stillman was one of the few ministers that kept his church open during the war. In 1787, Reverend Samuel Stillman was the only minister among the attendees of the Constitutional Convention which adopted the Constitution.
Hannah Morgan, Reverend Samuel Stillman's wife, was one of the founders of what is now the Children's Service Association in Boston. Her portrait, painted by Gilbert Stuart, is hanging in the Board Room of this organization. Another portrait of Hannah Stillman, this one painted by Christian Gullager, is in the DAR Museum in Washington, DC."