Gentile Divinity and Morality Demonstrated: In a Brief Collection of Sayings, Precepts, Counsels, Sentences, and Exhortations of Several Eminent Gentile Philosophers, Princes, Orators, &c. : with a Short Account of Their Lives
Philip Gwillim, 1712 - Maxims - 269 pages
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Page 53 - James call it. For even the devils know and believe that Christ was born of a virgin, that he fasted forty days and forty nights without meat and drink, that he wrought all kind of miracles, declaring himself very God. They believe also that Christ for our sakes suffered...
Page 76 - Woe unto them that are mighty to drink wine, and men of strength to mingle strong drink: 23 Which justify the wicked for reward, and take away the righteousness of the righteous from him!
Page 53 - Christ for our sakes suffered most painful death, to redeem us from everlasting death, and that he rose again from death the third day : they believe that he ascended into heaven, and that he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, and at the last end of this world shall come again and judge both the quick and the dead. These articles of our faith the devils believe; and so they believe all things that be written in the New and Old Testament to be true : and yet for all this faith they be but devils,...
Page 55 - Even so, he that believeth that all that is spoken of God in the Bible is true, and yet liveth so ungodly, that he cannot look to enjoy the promises and benefits of God; although it may be said, that such a man hath a faith and belief to the words of God; yet it is not properly said that he believeth in God, or hath such a faith and trust in God, whereby he may surely look for grace, mercy, and everlasting life at God's hand, but rather for indignation and punishment, according to the merits of his...
Page 56 - HE great utility and profit, that Christian men and women may take, if they will, by hearing and reading the holy scriptures, (dearly beloved,) no heart can sufficiently conceive, much less is my tongue1 able with words to express.
Page 9 - No Man hath feen GOD at any time ; the only begotten SON, which is in the Bofom of the FATHER, he hath declared him.
Page 53 - ... ascended into heaven, and that he sitteth on the right hand of the Father, and at the last end of this world shall come again, and judge both the quick and the dead. These articles of our faith the devils believe, and so they believe all things that be written in the New and Old Testament to be true ; and yet, for all this faith, they be but devils, remaining still in their damnable estate, lacking the very true Christian faith.
Page 72 - God, unless we obey him": she looks upon all accidents as acts of Providence: sets a true value upon things; delivers us from false opinions, and condemns all pleasures that are attended with repentance. She allows nothing to be good that will not be so...
Page 21 - The LIGHT and SPIRIT of God are as wings to the soul, or as that which raiseth up the soul into a sensible communion with God above the world, which the mind of man is prone to slug or bemire itself withal (p.