“Here is a moving account of the tragic death-bed of a hopeless universalist who has seen the error of his way, but refuses to pray to God for mercy. Ichabod Spencer (1797-1854) recounts this emotional scene with such vivedness (sp) that you feel yourself an eyewitness to the scene. Hear this man plead with his younger brother not to follow his ways, and see him confront his father who raised him in the false doctrine of universal salvation. This is one of the most amazing incidents recorded in the book “A Pastor’s Sketches” which is filled with amazing incidents drawn from the pastoral journal of a remarkable pastor who was nicknamed THE BUNYAN OF BROOKLYN.” (Quote from “Brief Sermon Overview” on Sermon Audio)
More than sixteen years have now passed away since the occurence of which I am now to write made its first impression upon me but I am still unable to recall the scene to my mind without the most painful emotions. There was something in that whole scene too horrible for description and I would much rather were to consult my own feelings, pass it over in silence. And let a vail be drawn over it forever, than have the recollection revived by copying the notes made respecting it.
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