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It shall come as a thief in the night ; in the which the heavens shall pass away
with a great noise , and the elements shall ... And “ the Lord himself shall
descend from heaven with a shout , with the voice of the arch - angel , and the
trump of God ...
How durst thou pretend , thou who art but a point , thou whose essence is but an
atom , to measure thyself with the Supreme Being ; with him who fills heaven and
earth ; with Him , whom heaven , the heaven of heavens cannot contain !
They also assure us , in language calculated to awaken all our attention , that
Jesus Christ will descend from heaven with ... with the voice of the archangel and
the trump of God ; that the heavens being on fire , shall be dissolved ; the
They have only changed place , earth for heaven ; a vale of tears , for the
presence of God . They have been conducted by their guardian angels to the
blissful society of heaven , and are seated in yonder glory , among the spirits of
just men ...
The traveller can be present in a moment in any country he hath ever visited , and
recollect the buildings , the inhabitants , their dress , their manners , & c . ; yea
more , by virtue of this power of the mind , the good man can ascend to heaven in
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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."