Lives of the Chief Fathers of New England, Volume 5

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Massachusetts Sabbath School Society, 1847 - New England

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Page 85 - If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments ; If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments ; Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes. Nevertheless my loving-kindness will I not utterly take from him, nor suffer my faithfulness to fail.
Page 202 - My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass : Because I will publish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
Page 266 - Nevertheless, we cannot but humbly recommend unto the government, the speedy and vigorous prosecution of such as have rendered themselves obnoxious, according to the direction given in the laws of God. and the wholesome statutes of the English nation, for the detection of witchcrafts.
Page 127 - Testimony to the order of the Gospel in the Churches of New England...
Page 38 - Seest thou a man diligent in his business? he shall stand before kings ; he shall not stand before mean men...
Page 156 - To deny the possibility, nay, actual existence, of witchcraft and sorcery is at once flatly to contradict the revealed word of God, in various passages both of the Old and New Testament : and the thing itself is a truth to which every nation in the world hath in its turn borne testimony, either by examples seemingly well attested or by prohibitory laws ; which at least suppose the possibility of commerce with evil spirits.
Page 147 - Woe is me, for I am undone, for I am a man of unclean lips, and I dwell in the midst of a people of unclean lips ; for mine eyes have seen the King, the Lord of Hosts.
Page 87 - commended it unto the serious consideration of all the churches and people in the jurisdiction, enjoining and requiring all persons, in their respective capacities, to a careful and diligent reformation of all those provoking evils mentioned therein, according to the true intent thereof, that so the anger and displeasure of God, many ways manifested, might be averted, and his favor and blessing...
Page 239 - I did then begin to think what I should do to be saved, and did bewail my youthful days, which I had spent in vain. I did think that I would begin to mind the things of God. Being then some time under your father's ministry, much troubled with my burden, but thinking of that Scripture, " Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest...
Page 21 - If a man die, shall he live again? all the days of my appointed time will I wait, till my change come.

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