Scotland's struggles for religious liberty

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National Council of Evangelical Free Churches, 1904 - Law - 146 pages
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Page 58 - The civil magistrate may not assume to himself the administration of the word and sacraments, or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven ; yet he hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order, that unity and peace be preserved in the church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed, all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline prevented or reformed, and all the ordinances of God duly settled, administered, and observed.
Page 51 - JUST as I am — without one plea, But that thy blood was shed for me, And that thou bidst me come to thee, O Lamb of God, I come.
Page 77 - And if I by Beelzebub cast out devils, by whom do your children cast them out?
Page 69 - The people which sat in darkness saw great light; and to them which sat in the region and shadow of death light is sprung up.
Page 51 - Just as I am — and waiting not To rid my soul of one dark blot, To Thee, whose blood can cleanse each spot, O Lamb of God, I come.
Page 129 - These angels and men, thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed ; and their number is so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.
Page 76 - This fellow doth not cast out devils, but by Beelzebub, the prince of the devils. 25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them, Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation ; and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand...
Page 11 - We grant that some (alas !) profaned that ble&Ģed word ; for some that perchance had never read ten sentences in it, had it most common in their hand, they would chop their familiars on the cheek with it, and say, this hath lain under my bed feet these tea years.
Page 25 - threaten your courtiers after that manner. It is the same to me whether I rot in the air or in the ground. The earth is the Lord's.
Page 129 - Those of mankind that are predestinated unto life, God before the foundation of the world was laid, according to his eternal and immutable purpose, and the secret counsel and good pleasure of his will, hath chosen in Christ unto everlasting glory, out of his mere free grace and love, without any foresight of faith or good works, or perseverance in either of them, or any other thing in the creature, as conditions or causes moving him thereunto, and all to the praise of his glorious grace.

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