Morning of the Reformation

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American Sunday-school Union, 1842 - Christian literature, American - 324 pages

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Page 279 - ... it would receive confirmation from your most Serene Majesty, and all the States of the Empire. Great God! I should thus be like to an infamous cloak, used to hide and cover over every kind of malice and tyranny. " In the third and last place, — I have written some books against private individuals, who had undertaken to defend the tyranny of Rome by destroying the faith. I freely confess that I may have attacked such persons with more violence than was consistent with my profession as an ecclesiastic...
Page 93 - are the most precious and sublime of God's gifts. " This cross" (pointing to the red cross) " has as much efficacy as the cross of Jesus Christ. Draw near, and I will give you letters, duly sealed, by which even the sins you shall hereafter desire to commit shall be all forgiven you.
Page 78 - It is incredible what sins and atrocities are committed in Rome. He says, " again they must be seen and heard to be believed." So that it is usual to say, " If there be a hell Rome is built above it." It is an abyss from whence all sins proceed.
Page 152 - I have no will but the Lord's. He will do with me what seemeth good in his sight But had I a hundred heads, I would rather lose them all than retract the testimony I have borne to the holy Christian faith.
Page 96 - Many Prophets and Kings have desired to see the things which ye see, and have not seen them ; and to hear those things that ye hear, and have not heard them.
Page 84 - Oct. 1516. go to pieces if brother Martin should fall.* If the plague spreads, I will send the brethren away in all directions, but for my part I am placed here ; obedience does not allow me to leave the spot until He who called me hither shall call me away.
Page 270 - I would gladly pass my days in happiness and peace. But the cause is Thine . . . and it is righteous and everlasting! O Lord ! help me!
Page 94 - We are enduring horrible torment! A small alms would deliver us; you can give it, and you will not !' " A shudder ran through his hearers at these words, uttered by the formidable voice of the mountebank monk.
Page 279 - I have spoken evil, bear witness against me? (John xviii. 23.) How much more should I, who am but dust and ashes, and so prone to error, desire that every one should bring forward what he can against my doctrine. " Therefore, most Serene Emperor, and you illustrious Princes, and all, whether high or low, who hear me, I implore you by the mercies of God to prove to me by the writings of the prophets and apostles that I am in error. As soon as I shall be convinced, I will...
Page 148 - Most worthy father, upon the summons of his Holiness the Pope, and at the desire of my gracious Lord, the elector of Saxony, I appear before you, as...

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