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REV:PEARD DICKINSON.AM. Late, of Hertford Coll.Oxford,

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Printed by G. PARAMOR E, North-Green, Worship-Street :
Sold by G. WhitFIELD, at the Chapel, City-Road, and at all the

• Methodif Preaching-Houses in Town and Country.

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Arminian Magazine,

For JANUARY 1794. ఉదధయహం ఉపరాధ రంధము సాధన

The EXPERIENCE and TRAVE ÉS of Mr. FREEBORN GARRETS ON, Minia

fter of the Gospel, in North America. ; Extracted from the Narrative written by himself,

and printed at Philadelphia in 1791.

I WAS born in 1752. My parents were of the Church of 1 England, and brought up their children in that way of worlhip. My great-grandfather emigrated from Britain, and was among the first settlers in the Province of Maryland. My fa. ther was a moral man, and esteemed by his neighbours as a good Christian. I have reason to believe my mother truly feared the Lord, but the was removed into a blessed Eternity when I was young. I remember one Lord's day, about the feventh year of my age, I was sitting by her fide while the was reading the two last chapters of the Revelation. When fe came to the description of the Water and Tree of Life, the made a full stop, and lifting up her weeping eyes to Heaven, cried out, “ O that I may be so happy as to eat of that "fruit, and drink of that water, in my heavenly Father's "kingdom !"

From my infancy I was prone to pride, seif.will, and fube, bornness; which afterwards I sensibly felt, to the forrow of my heart; but by the watchful care of my parents, I was happíly restrained from outward fin. One day, when I was about nine years old, being alone in the field, it was fuddenly and powerfully suggested to my mind, “ Ask and it shall be given " you." 'I knew ihese words were in the Bible, but having no knowledge of spiritual things, I immediately ran home, and childishly told my brother, it was revealed into me, that I should be rich. Soon after, the following question was pro. posed to my mind, " Do you know what a Saint is ?"-After a short pause I replied, “ There are no fainis in the world in "these days." The same voice answered, “ A faint is one that is wholly given up to God." Instantly the appearance of such a person was prelented to the view of my mind. I was greatly

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