The life of John Calvin (Google eBook)

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Harper, 1850 - Biography & Autobiography - 458 pages
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Page 308 - Therefore watch, and remember that by the space of three years, I ceased not to warn every one night and day with tears.
Page 221 - Nay, but O man, who art thou that repliest against God ? Shall the thing formed say to him that formed it, Why hast thou made me thus...
Page 226 - Which of you convinceth me of sin ? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me? He that is of God heareth God's words : ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
Page 118 - He has promised, that when two or three are gathered together in His name, He is in the midst of them...
Page 295 - shall now contend that it is unjust to put heretics and blasphemers to death, will knowingly and willingly incur their very guilt.
Page 57 - It was a piteous thing," she says, "to see this holy company in such a plight, so overcome with fatigue and grief that several swooned by the way. It was rainy weather, and all were obliged to walk through muddy roads, except four poor invalids who were in a carriage. There were six poor old women who had taken their vows more than sixteen years before. Two of these, who were past sixty-six, and had never seen( anything of the world, fainted away repeatedly. They could not bear the wind ; and when...
Page 118 - For wherever we find the word of God purely preached and heard, and the sacraments administered according to the institution of Christ; there, it is not to be doubted, is a Church of God...
Page 259 - He offers to come hither if I will allow him ; but I am unwilling to give any pledge ; for if he does come, and my authority be of any avail, I will never suffer him to depart alive...
Page 243 - On the 14th of December, if I mistake not, a disputation was held at London concerning the eucharist, in the presence of almost all the nobility of England. The argument was sharply contested by the Bishops. The Archbishop of Canterbury, contrary to general expectation, most openly, firmly, and learnedly maintained your opinion upon this subject. His arguments were as follows : The body of Christ was taken up from us into heaven. Christ has left the world. " Ye have the poor always with you...
Page 357 - We know not whence this change of sentiment has arisen; but we leave you to judge what opinion must be entertained of those persons who tell you that they leave the church solely on account of ceremonies which even they themselves dare no longer affirm to be ungodly, or can prove to be at variance with the word of God, or in any way unprofitable. We pray God to bestow upon them a better mind; and we earnestly entreat you no longer to mix yourself up in so hateful a business, lest some disparagement...

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