Cyclopaedia of Moral and Religious Anecdote, with an Introductory Essay by George Cheever, to which is Added a Complete Series of Scriptural Texts, Illustrated by the Anecdotes

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Richard Griffin, 1858 - Anecdotes - 380 pages
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Page 101 - I happened soon after to attend one of his sermons, in the course of which I perceived he intended to finish with a collection, and I silently resolved he should get nothing from me. I had in my pocket a handful of copper money, three or four silver dollars, and five pistoles in gold. As he proceeded I began to soften, and concluded to give the coppers.
Page xi - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Page 309 - Wherefore I say unto you, All manner of sin and blasphemy shall be forgiven unto men; but the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost shall not be forgiven unto men. And whosoever speaketh a word against the Son of man, it shall be forgiven him. But whosoever speaketh against the Holy Ghost, it shall not be forgiven him, neither in this world, neither in the world to come.
Page 19 - He that hath pity upon the poor lendeth unto the LORD; and that which he hath given will he pay him again.
Page 199 - For therefore we both labour and suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God who is the Saviour of all men, especially of those that believe.
Page 195 - And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years ; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry. But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee : then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided ? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.
Page 47 - The night is far spent, the day is at hand : let us therefore cast off the works of darkness, and let us put on the armour of light. 13 Let us walk honestly, as in the day : not in rioting and drunkenness, not in chambering and wantonness, not in strife and envying.
Page 145 - Shall we suppose the evangelical history a mere fiction? Indeed, my friend, it bears not the marks of fiction : on the contrary, the history of Socrates, which nobody presumes to doubt, is not so well attested as that of Jesus Christ. Such a supposition, in fact, only shifts the difficulty without...
Page 145 - Yes ! if the life and death of Socrates were those of a sage, the life and death of Jesus were those of a God.
Page 111 - If we say, We will enter into the city, then the famine is in the city, and we shall die there : and if we sit still here, we die also. Now therefore come, and let us fall unto the host of the Syrians ; if they save us alive, we shall live, and if they kill us, we shall but die.

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