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Conversion of Benjamin Abbott

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Title

Conversion of Benjamin Abbott

Creator

Jones, Christopher C., 1983-

Source

Benjamin Abbott, Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rev. Benjamin Abbott; to which is annexed a Narrative of his Life and Death, ed. by John Ffirth (New York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1836)

Contributor

Jones, Christopher

Conversion Item Type Metadata

Type of conversion

Internal conversion

Ritual

Admitted to membership

Origin religion

Destination religion

Date of conversion

1772-10

Place

Description

When forty years of age, Benjamin Abbott began attending Presbyterian, Baptist, and Methodist revivals in and around his neighborhood in New Jersey. Under the preaching of a Methodist itinerant, he felt convicted of his sins, and then experienced a series of visions, finally being converted after the Lord appeared to him and commanded him to join the Methodists, "for they are my people, and they are right."

Biographical Quotation

"I awoke [from a dream] and saw, by faith, the Lord Jesus Christ standing by me, with his arms extended wide, saying to me, 'I died for you.' I then looked up, and by faith I saw the Ancient of Days, and he said to me, 'I freely forgive thee for what Christ hath done.' At this I burst into a flood of tears, and with joy in my heart, cried and praised God[.] ...

At the time of my conviction I used to consider what church or society I should join, whether the Baptist, Presbyterian, or Methodist; but at this time the Lord said unto me, 'You must join the Methodists, for they are my people, and they are right.'"

Bibliography

Benjamin Abbott, Experience and Gospel Labors of the Rev. Benjamin Abbott; to which is annexed a Narrative of his Life and Death, ed. by John Ffirth (New York: T. Mason and G. Lane, 1836)

Citation

Jones, Christopher C., 1983-, “Conversion of Benjamin Abbott,” The American Converts Database, accessed June 21, 2018, http://americanconverts.org/items/show/859.

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