Book/Printed Material The nature and tendency of balls seriously and candidly considered, in two sermons, preached in Medway, the first, December 21: the second, December 28, 1818

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The nature and tendency of balls seriously and candidly considered, in two sermons, preached in Medway, the first, December 21: the second, December 28, 1818
Contributor Names
Ide, Jacob -- 1785-1880
Created / Published
Printed by M. & W.H. Mann, Dedham, [1819], monographic.
Subject Headings
-  Balls (Parties) -- Sermons
-  Dance -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Sermons
-  Amusements -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- Sermons
-  Sermons, American
-  Antidance Literature
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book
Notes
-  by Jacob Ide. (statement of responsibility)
-  Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (additional physical form)
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print
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remote
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50 p. ; 21 cm.
Repository
Music Division
Library of Congress Control Number
98161187
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Book. print | 50 p. ; 21 cm. | by Jacob Ide. (Statement Of Responsibility). Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as facsimile page images and full text. (Additional Physical Form). Print (Form). Electronic Resource (Form). Remote (Form). 7. The prevalence of Balls and similar amusements should excite, in the minds of christians, great seriousness and fervent prayer. The state of mind, which these indicate, and the effects, which they are calculated to produce, are serious things. As none, who are in the exercise of grace, and none, who are to any great degree concerned for their souls, take pleasure in such amusements; their prevalence in any place demonstrates, that there is but little religion, and little, even of religious concern, among the people. Every christian, therefore, who is sufficiently watchful to discern the signs of the times, must at once conclude, when he sees these things prevailing, that the cause of Christ is languishing,7 0049 50 and that the dear youth, who are engaged in them, are not only destitute of the one thing needful, but in a course where they are peculiarly liable to remain destitute of it. But who, that regards the welfare of souls, and truly desires the prosperity of the Redeemer's kingdom, can indulge these reflections, without great seriousness and fervent prayer. Will not a view of the snares, to which youth, engaged in these amusements, are exposed in this life; the anxiety, which they are liable to feel at the hour of death; and the loss of eternal life, which they are in danger of sustaining; fill the minds of christians with deep solemnity. And while they reflect, that no means in themselves are sufficient to turn the hearts of youth, from these things, will they not fervently pray, that God would visit them with the effusions of his spirit. With infinite facility, he can renew their hearts, and “turn off their eyes from beholding vanity.” By one glimpse of that Divine beauty, which he is able to display, he can effectually change the object of their affections, desires and pursuits. O how desirable is it, to see those, who are in the morning and flower of their days, engaged in the service of God! How desirable that those, who are panting for happiness, with feelings too ardent to be controlled, should seek it where it may be found! Let all, then, who feel interested in the cause of Christ, and sincerely desire the spiritual welfare of the rising generation, be excited, by the prevalence of these vain amusements, to greater seriousness, and more fervent prayer.
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Ide, Jacob. The nature and tendency of balls seriously and candidly considered, in two sermons, preached in Medway, the first, December 21: the second. [Printed by M. & W.H. Mann, Dedham, monographic, 1819] Pdf. https://0-www.loc.gov.oasys.lib.oxy.edu/item/98161187/.

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