Ulfilas, Apostle of the Goths: Together with an Account of the Gothic Churches and Their Decline

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Macmillan and Bowes, 1885 - Goths - 239 pages
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Page 79 - The face of the Lord is against them that do evil, to cut off the remembrance of them from the earth.
Page 109 - Uliilas, bishop and confessor, have always thus believed, and in this one and true faith I make my testament before my Lord : I believe there is one God, the Father, alone unbegotten and invisible, and I believe in His Only-begotten Son, our Lord and God, Creator and Maker of the whole creation, not having any like unto Him — therefore there is one God of all, who is also God of our God — and in one Holy Spirit, an enlightening and sanctifying power — (as Christ says for warning to His Apostles:...
Page 209 - Nevertheless I tell you the truth: It is expedient for you that I go away; for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you ; but if I go, I will send him unto you.
Page 143 - His first rescript (Feb. 27, 380) commands all men to follow the Nicene doctrine ' committed by the apostle Peter to the Romans, and now professed by Damasus of Rome and Peter of Alexandria,' and plainly threatens to impose temporal punishments on the heretics.
Page 209 - The Christianity of the later Goths in Spain appears to have admitted of a certain impartial veneration for the Christian God and heathen idols. " We do not," says Agila, the envoy from the Arian Leovigild to Chilperic at Tours — " We do not reckon it a crime to worship this and that: for we say in our common speech, it is no harm if a man 1 See Life in London, ii. p. 402. passing between heathen altars and a church of God makes his reverence in both directions.
Page 123 - ... cell, organ by organ, system by system, which actuates each to the discharge of its own peculiar functions, which adjusts one to the other, and modifies all to the conditions of existence, which repairs waste, heals wounds, assails all that is inimical and fosters all that is friendly to its growth : and in the absence of any evidence to the contrary, we have no reason to believe that this Organizing Power will perish with the body which is its handiwork.
Page 57 - Auxentius refers thus to the origin of the persecution and its results : " By the envy and activity of the enemy . . . the persecution of the Christians was stirred up, so that Satan, who was eager to work evil, against his will worked good, so that those whom he wanted to make deniers of the faith and renegades, Christ aiding and defending them, became martyrs and confessors, with the result that the persecutor was confounded, and those who suffered persecution were crowned, and he who sought to...
Page 29 - Crimea and both the southern shore of the Euxine and Constantinople. To these probabilities has now to be added the fact that the only traces of an organised Gothic Church existing before the year 341 are clearly to be referred to a community in this neighbourhood. Among the bishops who were present at the Council of Nicaea (AD 325), and who signed the symbol which was then approved, we find a certain Theophilus,1 before whose name stand the words
Page 121 - The subordination of the Son to the Father, and the Spirit to the Son, is expressed with equal distinctness by Tertullian, who, together with Cyprian and Novatian, represented this system in the West.
Page 57 - Moses, liberated His people from the power and insolence of Pharaoh and the Egyptians, and caused them to pass over the Red Sea and procured them to be His servants, so did God by him whom we have mentioned set free from the barbarians the confessors of His onlybegotten Son, and caused them to pass over the Danube and to serve Him in the mountains according to the manner of His saints.

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