A Call from Death to Life: Being an Account of the Sufferings of Marmaduke Stephenson, William Robinson, and Mary Dyer, in New England in the Year 1659

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Privately printed for the Aungervyle Society, 1886 - Christian life - 55 pages
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Page 321 - They shall put you out of the synagogues: yea, the time cometh, that whosoever killeth you will think that he doeth God service. And these things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father, nor me.
Page 321 - A Call from Death to Life, and Out of the Dark wayes and Worships of the World where the Seed is held in Bondage under the Merchants of Babylon, written by Marmaduke Stephenson ; Who (together with another dear Servant of the Lord called William Robinson) hath (since the Writing hereof) suffered Death, for bearing Witnesse to the same Truth, amongst the Professors of Bostons Jurisdiction in New England.
Page 332 - The prophets prophecy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means, and my people love to have it so i ami what will ye do in the end thereof?
Page 360 - You shall be taken from the place where you are, and be carried to the place from whence you came, and from thence to the place of execution, and there be severally hanged by your necks until you be dead. And the Lord have mercy on your souls.
Page 331 - He that is righteous, let him be righteous still ; and he that is filthy, let him be filthy still.
Page 354 - Holder, the Word of the Lord came expressly to me, which did fill me immediately with Life and Power, and heavenly Love, by which he constrained me, and commanded me to pass to the Town of Boston, my Life to lay down in his Will, for the accomplishing of his Service, that he had there to perform at the Day appointed. To which heavenly Voice I presently yielded Obedience, not questioning the Lord how he would bring the Thing to pass, being I was a Child, and Obedience was demanded of me by the Lord,...
Page 356 - ... of a truth, the Lord God of heaven and earth commanded me by his Spirit, and spake unto me by his Son, whom he hath made Heir of all things; and in his life I live, and in it I shall depart this earthly tabernacle, if unmerciful men be suffered to take it from me. And herein I rejoice that the Lord is with me, the Ancient of days, the Life of the suffering seed, for which I am freely given up, and singly do I stand in the will of God; for to me to live is Christ, and to die is gain. And truly...
Page 356 - I have great desire and will herein, knowing that the Lord is with me, whatever ignorant men shall be able to say against me; for the witness of the Spirit I have received, and the presence of the Lord and his heavenly Life doth accompany me, so that I can say in truth, and from an upright heart, ' Blessed be the Lord God of my life, who hath counted me worthy, and called me hereunto, to bear my testimony against ungodly and unrighteous men, who seek to take away the life of the righteous without...
Page 321 - Jurisdiction in New England. With a True Copy of Two Letters, which they writ to the Lords People a little before their Death. And also the True Copy of a Letter as it came to our hands from a Friend in New England, which gives a brief Relation of the Manner of their Martyrdom, with some of the Words which they exprest at the Time of their Suffering.
Page 339 - His kindness toward me, who was by nature a child of wrath, as well as others. Oh, the consideration of His love hath constrained me to follow Him, and to give up all for His sake, if it be...

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