Subject: INCIDENTS #39
Date: November 03, 1998



The Reverend John Elmore DuBois

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


	Mrs. Hendon, a Baptist lady, the wife of Mr. Albert Hendon, labored
under deep distress so long, that she excited the sympathy of all
familiar with her condition; and some even ventured to advise her that
she was in a state of acceptance, but she struggled on until she
received the full and satisfactory witness of the Spirit, when all heard
her exclamations of joy and participated in the glory that shone about
her.  There were other cases quite as remarkable as hers; but time
forbids that I mention anymore, just at this point.

	While it is not my purpose to dissatisfy any one with his religion yet
I must be pardoned for saying to the seekers of pardon, and even those
who are in doubt as to their conversion, that they ought not to be
satisfied with doubtful evidences.  It is their privilege to know that
they have sometimes trembled on revival occasions, when ministers and
altar-workers have attempted to persuade parties, unsatisfied, that they
have been converted.  I admit that there might be a combination of
circumstances that would justify counsel in this way, but it should be
very wisely given and cautiously received.  I know that preachers like
to number their members and converts by hundreds and thousands; but he
who does it on the above plan is guilty of ecclesiastical pride, and is
justly chargeable with unholy zeal.

	It is the observation of some that revivals are generally preceded by
difficulties, and in this instance it does really seem to be so;  but
that it is generally the case, I do not undertake to say.  In addition
to the Boatwright trouble and other matters, the meeting was held in the
old church, which is now occupied by the colored people, and
notwithstanding all these difficulties there followed, as I have shown
one of the most remarkable revivals ever had in this Conference. 

[To be continued]

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