The Prophet of Blue River; A Sketch of the Life of Elwood Trueblood

9780217507240: The Prophet of Blue River; A Sketch of the Life of Elwood Trueblood

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1914 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VII "The prophet is, first of all, one who serves as God's mouthpiece." HPHE most interesting study in connection with A the life of any great man or woman is the inquiry into those particular opportunities and influences which have had their part in leading him into his special work for the world. In the present instance, the special work is so closely interwoven with many lines of usefulness that one hardly knows which one was more important than the others. However much we appreciate this fact, it is certainly true that as a minister of the Society of Friends, the Prophet showed unusual power and touched the largest number of lives. We have already noticed in reviewing his home influences, the strong element of loyalty to the Society in the home atmosphere, expressed by the regular attendance of meetings and the willingness to use the home as a means of spreading the truth, and most of all in the consistency of the daily life itself. We are reminded of the mother's advice to the Prophet as a little child, that he should heed his Heavenly Father's voice speaking to him in the wind and the songs of the birds. From the beginning he was nurtured in the fact of immediate Divine revelation. It would not be long before he could conceive of the voice within himself. At the age of twenty-two, it was his opportunity to come under the direct influence of one whose gift in the ministry was recognized throughout the Society. This was Priscilla Hunt Cadwalader. She was recommended in 1817, at the age of thirtyone, by West Branch Meeting in Ohio, the parent meeting of Blue River. During the next six years she had visited in gospel love all the meetings of Friends then in America. Before her death in 1859, she had revisited all of these meetings, and had been to...

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