The Erskines

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Oliphant, Anderson & Ferrier, 1900 - 160 pages
 

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Page 32 - Oh that my words were now written ! oh that they were printed in a book! That they were graven with an iron pen and lead in the rock for ever!
Page 66 - shall call on the rocks and mountains to fall on them, and hide them from the face of Him that sitteth on the Throne, and from the wrath of the Lamb ; for the great day of His wrath is come, and who shall be able to stand?
Page 47 - WAS this small plant for thee cut down ? So was the plant of great renown, Which Mercy sends For nobler ends. Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 77 - ... we protest, that notwithstanding of our being cast out from ministerial communion with the Established Church of Scotland, we still hold communion with all and every one who desire with us to adhere to the principles of the true Presbyterian Covenanted Church of Scotland, in her doctrine, worship, government, and discipline; and particularly with...
Page 142 - Bless'd are the dead, yea, saith the Word, That die in Christ, the living Lord, And on the other side of death, Thus joyful spend their praising breath.
Page 85 - There is a difference to be made betwixt the Established Church of Scotland and the Church of Christ in Scotland ; for I reckon that the last is in a great measure driven into the wilderness by the first. And since God in his adorable providence has led us into the wilderness with her, I judge it our duty to tarry with her for a while there, and to prefer her afflictions to all the advantages of a legal establishment.'* — .The determination was worthy at once of the penetration and the principle...
Page 47 - Thus think, and smoke tobacco. Doth juice medicinal proceed From such a naughty foreign weed? Then what's the power Of Jesse's flower? Thus think, and smoke tobacco. The promise, like the pipe, inlays, And by the mouth of faith conveys What virtue flows From Sharon's Rose. Thus think, and smoke tobacco.
Page 78 - ... protestations, and otherwise, against the same. Therefore, we do, for these and many other weighty reasons to be laid open in due time, protest that we are obliged to make a secession from them, and that we can have no ministerial communion with them, till they see their sins and mistakes, and amend them; and in like manner we do protest that it shall be lawful and warrantable for us to exercise the keys of doctrine, discipline, and government, according to the word of God, and Confession of...
Page 34 - Who are you that you should fear man who dies, or a son of man who is given up like grass? 13 But you have forgotten the LORD, your Maker, who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundations of the earth.
Page 110 - Wherefore Jesus also, that He might sanctify the people with His own Blood, suffered without the gate. Let us go forth therefore unto Him without the camp, bearing His reproach.

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