The Rights of Protestant Dissenters: In Two Parts. The First Being the Case of the Dissenters Review'd. The Second, a Vindication of Their Right to an Absolute Toleration, from the Objections of Sir H. Mackworth, in His Treatise, Intitul'd, Peace at Home. |. ..., Part 1

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Printed in the year, 1704 - Dissenters - 78 pages
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Page i - Israel, refrain from these men, and let them alone : for if this counsel or this work be of man, it will come to nought : but if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it ; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God.
Page 74 - The taking away the life of the King,' in the present way of tryal, is, not only not agreeable to any word of God, the principles of the protestant religion (never yet stained with the...
Page xxviii - A Proposal for putting a speedy End to the War, by ruining the commerce of the French and Spaniards, and securing our own, without any additional expence, to the nation.
Page 75 - We fhall, with the fame fincerity, reality, and conftancy, in our feveral vocations, endeavour, with our eftates and lives, mutually to preferve the rights and privileges of the Parliaments, and the liberties of the kingdoms, and to preferve and defend the King's...
Page 74 - King, in the present way of tryal— is not only not agreeable to any word of God, the principles of the Protestant religion (never yet stained with the least drop of...
Page 71 - A vindication of the London ministers from the unjust aspersions cast upon their former actings for the parliament, as if they had promoted the bringing of the king to capital punishment.
Page 71 - IT cannot be unknown how much we and other ministers of this city and kingdom; that faithfully adhered to the parliament, have injuriously smarted under the scourge of evil tongues and pens, ever since the first eruption of the unhappy differences and unnatural war between the King and parliament, for our obedience to the commands and orders of the honourable houses, in their contests with his majesty, and conflicts with hit armies.
Page 75 - ... much concerneth the glory of God, the good of the kingdoms, and honour of the king ; but shall all the days of our lives, zealously and constantly continue therein, against all opposition, and promote the same according to our power, against all lets and impediments whatsoever...
Page 75 - ... covenant (that we may not by our silence suffer them to run upon that highly provoking sin of perjury) to keep close to the ways of God, and the rules of religion, the laws and their vows, in their...
Page 71 - We are not ignorant of the over-busy intermeddlings of prelates and and their party heretofore, in over-ruling civil affairs to the great endangering of the kingdoms, and of this in particular, when private interests, ambitious designs, revenge, or other sinister ends, engaged them beyond their sphere. Howbeit, it cannot reasonably (as we conceive) be denied, that ministers, as subjects, being bound to obey the laws, and to preserve the liberties of...

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