The Headship of Christ, and The Rights of the Christian People: A Collection of Essays, Historical and Descriptive Sketches, and Personal Portraitures with the Author's Celebrated Letter to Lord Brougham

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Gould and Lincoln, 1863 - Presbyterian Church - 502 pages
 

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Page 138 - I indeed baptize you with water unto repentance : but he that cometh after me is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear : he shall baptize you with the Holy Ghost, and with fire : Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly purge his floor, and gather his wheat into the garner; but he will burn up the chafFwith unquenchable fire.
Page 165 - To spread abroad the knowledge of the Gospel among barbarous and heathen nations seems to me to be highly preposterous in as far as it anticipates, nay, as it even reverses the order of nature. Men must be polished and refined in their manners before they can be properly enlightened in religious truths. Philosophy and learning must, in the nature of things, take the precedence.
Page 413 - And, behold, the Lord passed by, and a great and strong wind rent the mountains, and brake in pieces the rocks before the Lord; but the Lord was not in the wind: and after the wind an earthquake; but the Lord was not in the earthquake: and after the earthquake a fire; but the Lord was not in the fire: and after the fire a still small voice.
Page 475 - But the time has at length arrived, in which the state will bear with but the hook and the drag apart from that which they checked — with but the diluting pabulum apart from that which it diluted. An antagonist force to the religious power has been virtually recognized as exclusively the principle which is to be entrenched in the parish churches of Scotland. The day that witnessed a transaction so momentous can be a day of no slight mark in modern history. It stands between two distinct states...
Page 279 - Smart showed the disturbance of his mind by falling upon his knees and saying his prayers in the street, or in any other unusual place. Now although, rationally speaking, it is greater madness not to pray at all, than to pray as Smart did, I am afraid there are so many who do not pray, that their understanding is not called in question.
Page 47 - We were indeed amazed to see a poor commonalty so capable to argue upon points of government, and on the bounds to be set to the power of princes in matters of religion.
Page 87 - He who in such state from that high place feedeth his eyes with my torments, within few days shall be hanged out of the same window, to be seen with as much ignominy as he now leaneth there in pride.
Page 203 - ... retains its original principles, and that the other has given them up : nor is it at all improbable, that it shall be decided by the issue of the present conflict, whether the Church shall continue to unite its old character to its old name, or whether for the future it shall retain the name only. " The cause of the unchanged party in the Church is that of the Church itself; it is that of the people of Scotland, and the people know it ; it was the cause of their fathers, and the fathers of the...
Page 75 - So that the law, and the opinion of the judge, are not always convertible terms, or one and the same thing; since it sometimes may happen that the judge may mistake the law.
Page 230 - And that because of false brethren unawares brought in, who came in privily to spy out our liberty which we have in Christ Jesus, that they might bring us into bondage: 5 To whom we gave place by subjection, no, not for an hour; that the truth of the gospel might continue with you.

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