An Account of the Growth of Deism in England

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author, 1696 - Church and state - 32 pages
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Page 17 - ... purpose that which is unjust, dishonest or unworthy a good man ; it makes him value the love of God and peace of conscience above all the wealth and honours in the world, and be very vigilant to keep it inviolably ; though he be under a due apprehension of the love of God to him, yet it keeps him humble and watchful and free from all presumption...
Page 17 - ... vigilant to keep it inviolably ; though he be under a due apprehension of the love of God to him, yet it keeps him humble and watchful and free from all presumption, so that he dares not, under a vain confidence of the indulgence...
Page 17 - ... it makes the wealth and glory of this world, high places and great preferments, but of a low and little value to him, so that he is neither covetous nor ambitious, nor...
Page 28 - Engla#d, as the Gift of the People. And I fee as plainly, that Bifhops are an Order of Men of their own (not of Chrifl's) making. I was told that our Bifhops Order was founded in that of the 12 Apoftles, and the Presbyters Order in the 70 Difciples : Upon this I refolved to fee if the 1 2 and the 70 were different Orders, or no, and read...
Page 16 - God ; it makes a man truly to love, to honour, to obey him, and therefore careful to know what his will is ; it renders the heart highly thankful to him, both as...
Page 17 - God, yet it keeps him humble and watchful, and free from all Prefumption ', fo that he dares not under a vain Confidence of the Indulgence of God, commit...
Page 28 - Teachcth in the Sacra.ment, that the Body and Blood of Chrift are verily and indeed taken and received of the faithful : And when I ask how can this be underftood by a Proteftant, who believeth that there is no other Body but that of Bread ? I am told that the Church meaneth it in a Spiritual Senfe. Now I have...
Page 28 - Do&rines, or no. Befides this (faid he) your Church will require me to believe other Abfurdities as bad as thefe, as that Kings and Bifhops have a Divine Right to that Power, which they exercife over us, whereas with my own Eyes I faw our Great and Gracious King accept the Crown of Engla#d, as the Gift of the People.
Page 25 - InJ]>ir-ation fpiration. By the laft of thofe Letters he was convinced of the reality of reveal'd Religion, from the Intrinfick value and Excellency thereof; and he was fully confirmed in his Judgment by a late Book called, The Reafonnllenefi of Chrijti unity ^ at delivered in the Scripture.
Page 11 - Nott-Ajfifttttce, the whole Stream of Loyalty was turn'd from the King to the Church, the indefeizable Right was fuperfeded by a miraculous Conqueft without Blood, the Oath of Allegiance to the Divinely Rightful KJng James has its force allayM by another Oath of the fame Importance made to the de facto King William and Queen Marjr, and all this is Sanftify'd by the name of the Church, /". e.

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