Journal, 1835–1836

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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and said they were satisfied; after came in and desired also to hear, it read also after hearing it he appeared perfectly satisfied; in the evening lectured on Grammar
6 November 1835 • Friday
Friday morning 6th at home. attended during the school hours returned and spent the evening at home I was this morning introduced to a man from the east, after hearing my name he replied remarked that I was nothing but a man: indicating by this expression that he had supposed that a person, <to> who<m> the Lord should see fit to reveal his will, must be something more than a man, he seems to have forgotten the saying that fell from the lips of St. James, that Elias was a man of like passions like unto us, yet he had such power with God that He in answer to his prayer, shut the heavens that they gave no rain for the space of three years and six months, and again in answer to his prayer the heavens gave forth rain and the earth brought forth fruit; and indeed such is the darkness & ignorance of this generation that they look upon it as incredible that a man should have any intercourse with his Maker.
7 November 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 7th spent the day at home attending to my domestic concerns; The word <of the Lord> came to me saying, behold I am well pleased with my servant and my servant , because of the integrity of their harts in laboring in my vinyard for the salvation of the souls of men, Verily I say unto you their sins are [p. 20]
and said they were satisfied; after came in and desired also to hear, it read after hearing it he appeared perfectly satisfied; in the evening lectured on Grammar
6 November 1835 • Friday
Friday morning 6th at home. attended during the school hours returned and spent the evening at home I was this morning introduced to a man from the east, after hearing my name he remarked that I was nothing but a man: indicating by this expression that he had supposed that a person, to whom the Lord should see fit to reveal his will, must be something more than a man, he seems to have forgotten the saying that fell from the lips of St. James, that Elias was a man of like passions like unto us, yet he had such power with God that He in answer to his prayer, shut the heavens that they gave no rain for the space of three years and six months, and again in answer to his prayer the heavens gave forth rain and the earth brought forth fruit; and indeed such is the darkness & ignorance of this generation that they look upon it as incredible that a man should have any intercourse with his Maker.
7 November 1835 • Saturday
Saturday 7th spent the day at home attending to my domestic concerns; The word of the Lord came to me saying, behold I am well pleased with my servant and my servant , because of the integrity of their harts in laboring in my vinyard for the salvation of the souls of men, Verily I say unto you their sins are [p. 20]
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