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A Brief Biographical Sketch of Asahel Nettleton

A Brief Biographical Sketch of Asahel Nettleton By Dr. Tom Nettles On April 21, 1783, Asahel Nettleton was born into the home of a Connecticut farmer, the second child and eldest son of six children. In his youth, he was catechized in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, giving him a mental apprehensi... Read More

Asahel Nettleton: The Forgotten Evangelist

Asahel Nettleton: The Forgotten Evangelist By Jim Ehrhard The year was 1812. America had just declared war on Great Britain in June and lost its first battle in October. In the midst of that climate, a young, unimpressive minister on his way to an assignment in New York stopped at a church in the co... Read More

Professing Christians, Awake!

“Now it is high time to awake out of sleep” (Rom. 13:11). The language of this text is borrowed from natural sleep, in which a person is in a great measure unaware of what is happening around him but life remains in the body. This condition is applied to Christians who have grown insensitive to divi... Read More

Regeneration

The important and simple doctrine taught by these words, is that those who receive Christ-who have power given them to become the sons of God and who believe on his name are born of God. In other words, every real Christian becomes such by a special exertion of Almighty power to change his heart. Th... Read More

Rejoice Young Man...

Rejoice, O young man, in thy youth; and let thy heart cheer thee in the days of thy youth, and walk in the ways of thine heart, and in the sight of thine eyes: but know thou, that for all these things God will bring thee into judgment (Ecclesiastes 11:9). The text speaks to those who are in the morn... Read More

The Conversion of Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844)

The following account of the conversion of Asahel Nettleton is taken from Bennet Tyler's work Memoir of the Life and Character of Rev. Asahel Nettleton, D.D. published in 1844, the year of Nettleton's death. "From my earliest age, I endeavored to live a moral life, being taught that God would punish... Read More

The Destruction of Hardened Sinners

He, that being often reproved hardeneth his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy (Proverbs 29:1). A stronger indication of a mind unreconciled to God can hardly be conceived than an unwillingness to receive reproof. The humble Christian is always thankful for admonition adminis... Read More

The Final Warning

A STRONGER INDICATION OF A mind unreconciled to God can hardly be conceived than the unwillingness to receive reproof. The humble man is always thankful for admonition administered in the spirit of meekness and prompted by a sincere desire for the welfare of the offender; while the haughty sinner, w... Read More

A Brief Biographical Sketch of Asahel Nettleton

On April 21, 1783, Asahel Nettleton was born into the home of a Connecticut farmer, the second child and eldest son of six children. In his youth, he was catechized in the Westminster Shorter Catechism, giving him a mental apprehension of truths which, when God brought the truths home to his heart, ... Read More

Asahel Nettleton: The Forgotten Evangelist

By Jim Ehrhard The year was 1812. America had just declared war on Great Britain in June and lost its first battle in October. In the midst of that climate, a young, unimpressive minister on his way to an assignment in New York stopped at a church in the community of South Britain, Connecticut. When... Read More

The Conversion of Asahel Nettleton

The following account of the conversion of Asahel Nettleton is taken from Bennet Tyler's work Memoir of the Life and Character of Rev. Asahel Nettleton, D.D. published in 1844, the year of Nettleton's death. "From my earliest age, I endeavored to live a moral life, being taught that God would punish... Read More

The Life And Labours Of Asahel Nettleton

by Bennet Tyler and Andrew Bonar The author, Bennet Tyler, was a pastor for many years in South Britain, Connecticut, where he knew Asahel Nettleton (1783-1844) intimately. He eventually became the president of Dartmouth College. He is famous for his polemics against the liberal Nathaniel Taylor and... Read More

Regeneration

"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name: which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." John 1:12-13 The important and simple doctrine taught by these words, is that those ... Read More

Rejoice Young Man!

Rejoice Young Man! Asahel Nettleton, 1743-1844 "Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of your youth. Walk in the ways of your heart, and in the sight of your eyes. But know that for all these God will bring you into judgment!" Ecclesiastes 11:9 The text speaks... Read More

The Destruction of Hardened Sinners

The Destruction of Hardened Sinners by Asahel Nettleton "He, who being often reproved hardens his neck, shall suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy!" Proverbs 29:1 A stronger indication of a mind unreconciled to God can hardly be conceived than an unwillingness to receive reproof. The humbl... Read More

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