He condemns the people, hoping this will straighten them out. His Puritanism was the driving force behind his message: Edwards believed that the works of Edwards believed that the works of mankind could save.
Kanesville, April 17, This notorious profligate has published the following article over his own signature. He is surrounded by about a dozen men who are ready to manufacture evidence at his bidding to suit any emergency to which he may be driven.
The increasing prosperity of our Church stings him so keenly that he finds it necessary to resort to Evidence of home manufactory to check our progress. It is all right. By the time he publishes a little more against the Saints on the strength of manufactured evidence, -- particularly things like the following, which every western man knows to be false, he will open the eyes of every person, and show himself in his true light; a poor degraded, miserable, debauched man.
Ye wise men at Washington City, mark what we have said; and when it comes to pass, come out to Deseret and see us if you can. We will not butcher you, if you will come, but give you our best "dodger," and "smoke the pipe with you.
But it is all right. We give place to his article. I am in possession of evidence that bands of these Salt Lake Mormons, armed, dressed and painted -- having the appearance of Indians -- are stationed on the way to California and Oregon, for the purpose of robbing the emigrants.
Many murders and robberies have already been committed by these demons in human shape, which have been published to the world and attributed to the Indians. The people at the Salt Lake govern their church by a secret lodge of 50 men. It is in this lodge that Brigham Young is crowned as a king, and is there seated upon a throne prepared for him.
This said William Smith is in possession of no such evidence as he claims. We hold ourself in law and in equity bound to pay him five hundred dollars, on his producing good and substantial evidence that the Salt Lake Mormons are robbing, plundering and murdering emigrants in the garb of Indians; and we will do the same also, if he can prove that the Mormons at Salt Lake are governed by a secret lodge of fifty men; or if he can prove that Brigham Young is crowned king at all.
The testimony of his crime steeped clan will not be admitted in this case at all; though we challenge him to publish that evidence, let it come from what quarter it may, that the Mormons are robbing emigrants.
Bill Smith has followed lying so long, that if a truth should happen to get into his mouth, through mistake, he would let it drop as "quick as a dog would a hot potatoe. Phosphorus is just as good [a] Holy Ghost as he wants if.
He will not find everything to his liking, even in Texas, for any great length of time. Something will be out of joint with him there very soon if he goes at all.
Apostle Orson Hyde was no doubt correct in his denial of the story that Mormons were dressing up as Indians and systematically plundering the emigrant wagon trains between Council Bluffs and Fort Bridger. Conflicts between the emigrants and the Mormons were few and far between -- at least until they reached the fringes of Brigham Young's domains.
As for the Council of Fifty, Hyde was correct in his insinuation that Brigham Young did not make exclusive use of that secret Mormon institution in his management of Church affairs in Deseret and abroad.Whenever you write to Dr. Hymers always tell him what country you live in, or he cannot answer you.
This message is adapted from a sermon by the Puritan Thomas Vincent (). fire and brimstone, and an horrible tempest: this shall be the portion of their cup”. Vol. XI. Burlington, Iowa, February 7, No. The Iowa Contested Seat. The Gazette of yesterfay discourses pretty largely on the article which it extracts from the Missouri Republican, in reference to Dan.
F. Miller's claims to a seat in Congress. Think about the major Puritan beliefs as you re-read this poem. What philosophical beliefs about God and the purpose of human life are reflected in Bradstreet's poem?
Everything belongs to god, earthly things have temporary value, those who believe, have an eternal life in heaven. The Sermons of Jonathan Edwards: A Reader is the first published anthology of sermons by the most influential American Puritan of the 18th century.
Some people think Edwards is scary, because his most famous fire-and-brimstone preaching ("Sinners in the Hands of an Angry God") is too severe for today.
Answer: The term “hellfire preaching” does not appear in the Bible, although the concepts of the fires of hell and the necessity of preaching certainly do.
Hellfire preaching means different things to different people and conjures up different images, mostly negative. THE SPIKE. It was late-afternoon. Forty-nine of us, forty-eight men and one woman, lay on the green waiting for the spike to open.
We were too tired to talk much.