British Ecclesiastical History, Including the Religion of the Druids, the Introduction of Christianity Into Britain, and the Progress and Present State of Every Denomination of Christians in the British Empire (Google eBook)

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Aylott and Jones, 1847 - Great Britain - 659 pages
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Page 430 - Born and educated in this country, I glory in the name of Briton ; and the peculiar happiness of my life will ever consist in promoting the welfare of a people, whose loyalty and warm affection to me I consider as the greatest and most permanent security of my throne...
Page 384 - It is come, I know not how, to be taken for granted, by many persons, that Christianity is not so much as a subject of inquiry ; but that it is, now at length, discovered to be fictitious. And, accordingly, they treat it as if, in the present age, this were an agreed point among all people of discernment...
Page 454 - So that for some hundred miles together there is none either to baptize or to administer the Lord's Supper. Here, therefore, my scruples are at an end; and I conceive myself at full liberty, as I violate no order and invade no man's right by appointing and sending labourers into the harvest.
Page 261 - Christ again ; away with your snivelling," and much more that was coarse and offensive, the Primate exclaimed, " Your Majesty speaks by the special assistance of God's Spirit ;" and the Bishop of London fell upon his knees and said : " I protest my heart melteth for joy that Almighty God, of his singular mercy, has given us such a king as since Christ's time has not been.
Page 3 - The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
Page 482 - I protest before God and your lordships, that I profess and allow with my heart the true religion presently professed within this realm, and authorized by the laws thereof; I shall abide thereat and defend the same to my life's end, renouncing the Roman religion called papistry.
Page 318 - ... begin my intercourse with God, which shall never be broken off : farewell father and mother, friends and relations ; farewell the world and all delights ; farewell meat and drink ; farewell sun, moon, and stars ; welcome God and Father ; welcome sweet Jesus Christ, the Mediator of the new covenant ; welcome blessed Spirit of grace, and God of all consolation; welcome glory; welcome eternal life ; and welcome death.
Page 454 - Church convinced me, many years ago, that bishops and presbyters are the same order, and consequently have the same right to ordain. For many years I have been importuned from time to time to exercise this right, by ordaining part of our traveling preachers. But I have still refused, not only for peace...
Page 404 - About a quarter before nine, while he was describing the change which God works in the heart through faith in Christ, I felt my heart strangely warmed. I felt I did trust in Christ, Christ alone for salvation ; and an assurance was given me that He had taken away my sins, even mine, and saved me from the law of sin and death.
Page 299 - ... a Liberty to Tender Consciences and that no man shall be disquieted or called in question for differences of opinion in matters of religion which do not disturb the peace of the kingdom...

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