A Pastor's Sketches - Two Volumes in One: Conversations with anxious inquirers respecting the way of Salvation

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These Sketches are taken from real life. They are facts, not fancies. They are the experiences of some whom the Author has known in the course of his ministry. The particular religious experiences of individuals are not guides for other people. They are only illustrations of divine truth, by its application. The Sacred Scriptures are the only just guide. Still, religious history and religious biography, though often abused, have some signal advantages, and, fitly used, may be of peculiar benefit. The Author has hoped, that these Sketches might be useful, not on the ground of their marvelousness, so much as on the ground of their applicability. He has hoped, that they might be instructive, by showing the application of divine truth to human hearts by leading some anxious inquirers after salvation to see what it is that hinders them from peace with God and by leading private Christians and young Ministers of the gospel to study more carefully what they shall say to those, who inquire what they shall do to he saved. And if this, by the divine blessing, shall be of any assistance to young Ministers, on a very delicate and important part of their duty, or of any assistance to inquirers after salvation, its purpose will be accomplished. Taken from the original author's preface 1850

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Ichabod Spencer (1797-1854) was converted to Christ shortly after the sudden death of his beloved father. He was called into the ministry and served faithfully in Northampton, MA, in the church made famous by Jonathan Edwards, and then in the Second Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, NY. He is most famous for the two volumes of his Pastor's Sketches which were published in 1851 and 1853.

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