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Page 6 - fountain of holiness and of plenty, as expecting a derivation from him either of discourses or miracles. But Jesus answered her, ' Woman, what have I to do with thee ? mine hour is not yet come.' By this answer, intending no denial to the purpose of his mother's intimation, to whom he always bore a religious and pious reverence;
Page 201 - still retaining the old appellative for Judaical mercy, [righteousness:] ' For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet peradventure for a good man some will even dare to die.' * So that the Christian mercy must be a mercy of the whole man; the heart must
Page 219 - and godliness. And therefore St. Paul, commending the grace of universal charity, says, that ' love worketh no ill to his neighbour, therefore love is the fulfilling of the law;'' implying, that the prime intention of the law was, that every man's right be secured, that no man receive wrong. And indeed all the Decalogue consisting of prohibitions rather than precepts,
Page 179 - and as it is in the case of penitents never mending their lives till their lives be done:) that goodness is fatal, and the prologue of an eternal death. 50. I conclude this point with the words of St. Paul: God ' will render to every man according to his deeds: to them who, by patient continuance in well-doing, seek^for glory and honour and immortality,
Page 156 - they fasted, they covered them in sackcloth, they cried mightily unto God; yea, they turned every one from his evil way, and from the violence that was in their hands.' And this was it that appeased God in that instance. ' God saw their works, that they turned from their evil way ; and God repented of the evil, and did it not.
Page 156 - 33. The same character of repentance we find in the prophet Ezekiel : ' When the wicked man turneth away from his wickedness that he hath committed, and doth that which is lawful and right;'*
Page 81 - John, and they went after him. And with this family he goes up and down the whole Galilee preaching the gospel of the kingdom, healing all manner of diseases, curing demoniacs, cleansing lepers, and giving strength to paralytics and lame people. 9. But when ' the people pressed on him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret,
Page 139 - money. Concerning him St. Peter pronounced, ' Thou art in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity : yet repent, and pray God, if perhaps the thought of thine heart may be forgiven thee.
Page 191 - Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep,'' that is, in penitential mourning; for he adds, ' Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and he shall lift you up.
Page 122 - relate principally and properly to the abolition of sins committed before baptism : for we are 'justified freely by his grace through the redemption that is in Jesus Christ; whom God hath set forth to be a propitiation, to declare his righteousness for the remission of sins that are past: to declare, I say, at this time his righteousness :'* and this is that which