Heeding the Warnings of God

(John Newton’s Letters) My dear friends, Poor dear Rebecca! Thankfully your child was not killed, nor a bone broken. We are always glad to hear from you, but now we must beg to hear soon to confirm our hopes, that by this time she is perfectly recovered. She had often been cautioned against sliding down […]

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On To Our Rest

Mr. Andrews met with many storms and billows during his voyage on the sea of life! (John Newton’s Letters) “Father, I desire that those whom You have given Me be with Me where I am–that they may behold My glory!” John 17:24 My Very Dear Friends, We wished that Mr. Andrews might remain much longer […]

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Father Knows Best!

(John Newton’s Letters) “My times are in Your hands!” Psalm 31:15 This world seems all uncertainty–yet all is under the unspeakably gracious and infallibly wise direction of our Heavenly Father. Oh! This is the great thing to be desired–to be savingly interested in the promise which engages that all things shall work together for our […]

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Our Suffering Isn’t Forever

(John Newton’s Letters) “Here on earth you will have many trials and sorrows.” John 16:33 Every step we take, brings us nearer to our Father’s house! We shall soon be at Home–where the wicked cannot trouble, and where the weary are at rest. How wisely the Lord varies His dispensations! They are not all painful–lest […]

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A Great Bundle of Troubles

(John Newton) Sometimes I compare the troubles we have to undergo in the course of a year, to a great bundle of sticks far too large for us to lift. But God does not require us to carry the whole at once. He mercifully unties the bundle, and gives us first one stick, which we […]

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We Can’t Even Imagine!

(John Newton, “The Present and Future Rest of True Believers“) Our most enlarged ideas of our future glory are faint and imperfect.  Who can describe or conceive the happiness of Heaven? It will be as unlike as possible–to this wilderness of sin and sorrow where we are now confined. Here on earth, we are in […]

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I Am The Worst of Patients

(Letters of John Newton) I am bound to speak well of my Physician—He treats me with great tenderness, and bids me in due time to expect a perfect cure. I know too much of Him (though I know but little) to doubt either His skill or His promise. It is true, I have suffered sad […]

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A Work in Progress

I am not what I ought to be. Ah! How imperfect and deficient! I am not what I wish to be. I would abhor what is evil, and cleave to what is good. I am not what I hope to be. Soon, soon, I shall put off mortality–and with mortality, all sin and imperfection. Yet, […]

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True Patriotism!

Dear friend, Allow me to say, that it excites both my wonder and concern, that a Christian minister such as yourself, should think it worth his while to attempt political reforms. When I look around upon the present state of the nation, such an attempt appears to me, to be no less vain and foolish, […]

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