THREE DISCOURSES FROM THE RELIGIOUS HISTORY BOWDOIN COLLEGE

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Pagina 35 - God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him may not perish, but have life everlasting.
Pagina 56 - The chamber where the good man meets his fate Is privileged beyond the common walk Of virtuous life, quite in the verge of Heaven.
Pagina 40 - The hour is coming when all that are in their graves shall hear the voice of the Son of Man, and shall come forth ; they that have done good, to the resurrection of life ; and they that have done etil, to the resurrection of damnation.
Pagina 25 - As it respects college, in addition to com• See American Quarterly Regiitar, viii. 115. mon mercies, which still continue in abundance, God has been pleased, as 1 trust, to visit several of the students with his saving health. We do hope, that at least six of the number have been transformed by the renewing of the mind. A few others are serious, but we fear concerning them. The seriousness has been attended with silent but deep anxiety, which has gradually given way to hope — a hope, feeble and...
Pagina 25 - Not only hare a considerable number of serious students entered, but there have recently been, as we hope, three or four individuals converted to the Lord. This is a great thing, an unexpected mercy, that God should have returned to us so soon. Those students, who were thought to have experienced religion last year, have, by divine grace, done well. They appear to be good, sound, judicious and zealous Christians. This is a glorious thing. Religion seems to have obtained strong footing in Bowdoin...
Pagina 13 - ... the students. I have used some exertion with that design. Hitherto an infinitely wise and holy God has not seen fit to give any success. Every effort seems to have failed. But it is all right. O God, thou hast done well. Many whose shoes I am not worthy to unloose have met greater discouragements. I would not yet despond. I would yet hope in God. To human apprehension, what amazing good would result from a revival of religion at this college ! It would be communicated to the people here, and,...
Pagina 7 - ... Smyth says of Bowdoin College, "during the first four years of Dr. McKeen's administration, (1802 to 1806,) though some of the students were thoughtful, upright, and possessed of fine intellectual abilities and social qualities, there was not one, it is believed, who was a member of any church, or believed and hoped in Christ as his Saviour! "Religion...
Pagina 75 - England, — that boys have learnt to regard themselves and their masters as opposites to one another, as having two distinct interests ; — it being the master's object to lay on restrictions, and abridge their liberty, while it was their business, by all sorts of means, — combination amongst themselves, concealment, trick, open falsehood, or open disobedience, — to baffle his watchfulness, and escape his severity. It cannot be too strong to say, that this is at least so far the case, as far...
Pagina 57 - ... if any man will do the will of God, he shall know of the doctrine whether it be of God.
Pagina 61 - MY faith looks up to Thee, Thou Lamb of Calvary, Saviour divine! Now hear me while I pray; Take all my guilt away; Oh, let me from this day Be wholly Thine!

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