Subject: INCIDENTS #38
Date: November 03, 1998



The Reverend John Elmore DuBois

Edited by Elizabeth A. DuBois
(c) 1998  DuBois Publishing Co, Simsbury, Connecticut. All rights

THIRTEEN [cont.]

Battling the Devil from Presbyterian Heights

	Every thing moved off smoothly and not a jar disturbed its progress. 
The preaching, though simple, was deep and spiritual.  In a few days the
fire broke out among the children--the way great revivals generally
begin.  A solemn awe and reverential spirit seemed to brood over the
congregations from first to last.  A hotel keeper, some of whose
children had been converted by their action, sought peace and found it. 
So rejoiced we he that he threw open his house, free to every one that
wished to attend the meeting.  The people flocked in from all the
country around, so that the house was crowded day and night with earnest
seekers.  Mr. Boatwright, like a sensible man, held himself in the rear
and did little but sing, pray and manage.  In these things he was
successful.  Large number were converted.  I had a list but have lost
it.  The Presbyterian minister, Syd. Witherspoon, labored with us until
near the close, when he said, that as he was not accustomed to our
manner of holding revivals, he thought it best to withdraw his forces,
and open his batteries against the devil from Presbyterian heights. 
This he did, and with some effect, but whether it was successful
generalship on his part, has always been a question in my mind.  

	I have been acquainted with revivals for half a century, but have never
seen such a one as this.  It lasted six weeks.  Every conversion was of
the most positive and unmistakable character.  The penitents would not
be satisfied till every doubt was removed, and they knew that they had
passed from death unto life.  They must have the witness of the Spirit
and nothing short of this would satisfy.  

[To be continued]

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