Tracts of Mr. Thomas Hobbs of Malmsbury. Containing: Behemoth, the history of the causes of the Civil wars of England, from 1640. to 1660. printed from the author's own copy .... An answer to arch-bishop Bramhall's book, called The catching of the Leviathan .... An historical narration of heresie, and the punishment thereof .... Philosophical problems, dedicated to the King in 1662 ...
W. Crooke, 1682 - 339 pages
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Page 44 - First, I learn to believe in God the Father, who hath made me and all the world. Secondly, in God the Son, who hath redeemed me and all mankind. Thirdly, in God the Holy Ghost, who sanctifieth me and all the elect people of God.
Page 93 - ALMIGHTY GOD, with whom do live the spirits of them that depart hence in the LORD, and with whom the souls of the faithful, after they are delivered from the burden of the flesh, are in joy and felicity...
Page 89 - God will render to every man according to his works. " To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory, and honour, and immortality, eternal life ; but unto them that are contentious, and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, indignation and wrath, tribulation, and anguish, upon every soul of man that doeth evil, of the Jew first, and also of the Gentile.
Page 101 - This we may say, that whatsoever a subject, as Naaman was, is compelled to do in obedience to his sovereign, and doth it not in order to his own mind, but in order to the laws of his country, that action is not his, but his sovereign's; nor is it he that in this case denieth Christ before men, but his governor, and the law of his country.
Page 95 - ... true politics should be, such as are fit to make men know, that it is their duty to obey all laws whatsoever that shall by the authority of the King be enacted, till by the same authority they shall be repealed ; such as are fit to make men understand, that the civil laws are God's laws, as they that make them are by God appointed to make them and to make men know, that the people and the Church are one thing, and have but one head, the King ; and that no man has title to govern under him, that...
Page 185 - ... them being so few. For other moneys that the King then had, I have not heard of any, but what he borrowed upon jewels in the Low Countries. Whereas the Parliament had a very plentiful contribution, not only from London, but generally from their faction in all other places of England, upon certain...
Page 3 - Truly, I think, if the King had had money, he might have had soldiers enough in England. For there were very few of the common people that cared much for either of the causes, but would have taken any side for pay or plunder.
Page 172 - Parlia" ments, by the aflent of the major part of the " Council, in fuch manner as is before cxpreffcd " in the choice of Counfellors. 4. " That he, or they, unto whom the government " and education of the King's children fhall be " committed, fhall be approved of by both " Houfes of Parliament ; and, in the intervals of " Parliament, by the alfent of the major part
Page 80 - But when he enjoins anything contrary to what God hath commanded, we are not then to pay him this Active Obedience; we may, nay we must refuse thus to act (yet here we must be very well assured that the thing is so contrary, and not pretend conscience for a cloak of stubbornness), we are in that case to obey God rather than man.