A Reply to the Review of Whitman's Letters to Professor Stuart: In the "Spirit of the Pilgrims," for March, 1831 (Google eBook)

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Gray and Bowen, 1831 - Freedom of religion - 84 pages
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Page 37 - But why dost thou judge thy brother? or why dost thou set at nought thy brother? for we shall all stand before the judgment seat of Christ.
Page 63 - Enlarging our creed, and making more fundamentals than ever God made. 2. Composing and so imposing our creeds and confessions in our own words and phrases.
Page 9 - Christians had been more one than they are. Had not the devil turned orthodox, he had not made so many true Christians heretics, as Epiphanius and Austin have enrolled in the black list. Had not the enemy of truth and peace got into the chair, and made so pathetic an oration as to inflame the minds of the lovers of truth to be over zealous for it, and to do too much, we might have had truth and peace to this day.
Page 35 - I do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation; and I do solemnly engage to conform to the doctrines and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.
Page 6 - In accordance with his principles, Dr. Stiles did not accept the office of President, until he had obtained from the Corporation the abrogation of the tests instituted by President...
Page 63 - When men have learned more manners and humility than to accuse God's language as too general and obscure, as if they could mend it, and have more dread of God, and compassion on themselves, than to make those to be fundamentals or certainties which God never made so; and when they reduce their confessions, 1.
Page 7 - By the occasion of heretics' quarrels and errors, the serpent steps in, and will needs be a spirit of zeal in the church ; and he will so overdo against heretics, that he persuades them they must enlarge their creed, and add this clause against one, and that against another, and all was but for the perfecting and preserving of the Christian faith. And so he brings it to be a matter of so much wit to be a Christian, (as Erasmus complains,) that ordinary heads were not able to reach it. He had got...
Page 62 - Expulsion, or deposall of their •officers, and members, upon due cause, with free exercise of the Discipline and Censures of Christ according to the rules of his word.
Page 7 - Jesus in wisdom and tender mercy, establisheth a law of grace, and rule of life, pure and perfect, but simple and plain ; laying the condition of man's salvation more in the honesty of the believing heart, than in the strength of wit, and subtlety of a knowing head. He comprised the truths which were of necessity to salvation in a narrow room : so that the Christian faith was a matter of great plainness and simplicity. As long as Christians were such and held to this, the Gospel rode in triumph through...
Page 6 - The right of conscience and of private judgment is unalienable ; and it is truly the interest of all mankind to unite themselves into one body, for the liberty, free exercise and unmolested enjoyment of this right, especially in religion. Not all the difference of sentiment, not all the erroneous opinions that have yet been started...

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