Calvin: His Life, His Labours, and His Writings

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T. & T. Clark, 1863 - Europe - 349 pages

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Page 117 - They are called the salt of the earth, the light of the world, the angels of God, and workers with God.
Page 339 - I was dumb, I opened not my mouth ; Because thou didst it Remove thy stroke away from me : I am consumed by the blow of thine hand.
Page 328 - ... to the Reformation after having received it from her. And if you ask the secret of his power, one of the stones of the college will tell it you in a few Hebrew words which the Reformer had engraved upon it. Come into the court. Enter beneath that old portico which supports the great staircase and you will read : — The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom. And it is neither on the wall nor on one of the pillars that these words are engraved. Mark well : it is on the keystone. What an...
Page 308 - Coligny hesitated no longer ; he acknowledged his belief in the presence of those who came to visit him, exhorted his servants to follow his example, gave them the Scriptures to read...
Page 135 - Neither reply nor attempt at reply was made, that we know of, to this answer of Calvin's. It soon ran through Europe Luther enjoyed it thoroughly. He realised all the power and promise of a controversy conducted with so much ease, frankness, and vivacity. " Here is a writing," he said, " which has hands and feet. I rejoice that God raises up such men. They will continue what I have begun against Antichrist, and with the help of God they will finish it.
Page 211 - As for me, so !cug as God shall leave me here, since he hath given me fortitude, and I have received it from him, I will employ it, whatever betide ; and I will guide myself by my Master's rule, which is to me clear and well known. As we are now about to receive the Holy Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ, if any one who has been debarred by the Consistory shall approach this table, though it should cost my life, I will show myself such as I ought to be.
Page 270 - Formerly," says the register, "the said English have received other nations, and have given them a church ; but now it has pleased God to afflict them." The Church of the Auditoire, already allowed to the Italians, was allowed to them. Two ministers, named by them, were accepted by the Council, and one of those ministers was replaced, the following year, by John Knox, the future Reformer of Scotland. The...
Page 97 - Several churches in the world, and yet but one Church, the whole body of true believers a Church " whose true mark is when the Word of God is purely preached, published, listened to, and kept." XIX Excommunication. As there are always "despisers of God and of His Word," excommunication is "a INVOLVES A PRINCIPLE. 107 holy and wholesome thing.
Page 314 - Merle d'Aubign6, his lineal descendant,) are worthy of being mentioned here. " It is ever worthy of note that, whenever the Reformed were put to death under the form of justice, however unjust and cruel the proceedings, they presented their necks, and never made use of their hands. But when public authority and the magistrates, tired of kindling the piles, had flung the knife into the hands of the mob, and by the tumults and wholesale massacres of France had deprived justice of her...
Page 261 - He asked why he was refused the collar of that "excellent order" of martyrs. A Genevese, Peter Berger, had shortly before had that honour, and when the flames reached him, he had said, like Stephen,

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