A Journal of the Life, Travels, Religious Exercises and Labours in the Work of the Ministry of Joshua Evans, Late of Newton Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey

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J. and I. Comley, 1837 - 212 pages
 

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Page 28 - Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yield,ing seed ; to you it shall be for meat. And to every beast of the earth, and to every fowl of the air, and to everything that creepeth upon the earth, wherein there is life, I have given every green herb for meat : and it was so.
Page 29 - The earth also was corrupt before God, and the earth was filled with violence. And God looked upon the earth, and, behold, it was corrupt; for all flesh had corrupted his way upon the earth.
Page 185 - Duty, is the sentiment which fits us to receive and comprehend the sublime injunction of doing unto others as we would have them do unto us. In the predominance of this sentiment, enlightened by intelligence, injustice becomes impossible. The desire of Benevolence goes further. It leads all who are under its influence to those acts of kindness, disinterestedness, humanity, love to neighbor, which constitute the crown of the Christian character.
Page 4 - ... gospel authority, had a tendency to reach the witness in many minds, which opened his way for plain dealing with the rebellious and gainsayers. He was many years deeply exercised on account of the enslaved Africans; and being engaged to plead their cause, as opportunity offered, he was led to say, that he never received a greater reward than for his faithfulness therein. During several years of the latter part of his life, he was assiduously engaged in visiting the churches on this continent;...
Page 4 - ... continent ; and upon his return from his last journey, he said to his wife, that it seemed as though his labours in America were closed, and in a few days after, viz. on the morning of the 7th day of the Seventh month, 1798, he arose early, and went into the field to labour, but feeling himself unwell, speedily returned into the house and retired to bed, where he expired in a few minutes, without any apparent conflict of nature, in the sixty-eighth year of his age.
Page 162 - I was likewise concerned to caution Friends against a disposition that leads to unsettlement, and to ramble farther out into remote places, from whence the poor Indians have been driven, or their lands obtained by measures inconsistent with the holy principle of Truth. I was further led to show the great impropriety of the professors of Truth, suffering their minds to be captivated with the love of a rambling, lazy life, or going to new settlements to seek a maintenance by hunting, &c. A degree of...
Page 162 - Indians or others, by means of the duties payable on foreign or imported 14* goods. I was also particularly engaged to recommend the maintenance of a faithful testimony to the peaceable principle, and that Friends cherish a tender regard towards the natives of this land. I was likewise concerned to caution Friends against a disposition that leads to unsettlement, and to ramble farther out into remote places, from whence the poor Indians have been driven, or their lands obtained by measures inconsistent...
Page 20 - ... Lord. This is a blessing." I said, God has promised to be " a Father to the fatherless, and a God of the widow." " Yes (he said) I can leave my wife and children in the Lord's hands, and he will take care of them." The following day I found JJ evidently weaker in body, but still in the enjoyment of that peace which the world can
Page 20 - I found it best for me to refuse paying demands on my estate, which went to pay the expenses of war: and although my part might appear but as a drop in the ocean, yet the ocean, I considered, was made up of many drops. Thus I had to pass through reproach, because I had enlisted under his banner who declared his kingdom was not of this world, or else his servants would fight. When my goods were taken to answer demands of a military nature, (which I was not free to pay voluntarily) and sold perhaps...

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