What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
Other editions - View all
Act of Toleration appear Arminian aster attention authority benesit Bishop Burnet blessing called Evangelical Calvinism Calvinistic cause censure character Christ Christian Church of England circumstances clergy conceive conduct consider consideration constitution corrupt devoted discourses divine divine grace Divine Providence doctrine duty earnestness ecclesiastical effect endeavour enquiry equally established Established Church evil expect faith fame faults favour fense give Gospel grace habits hearers heart Holy Scriptures Holy Spirit honour hope importance instruction irreligion justisication kind labours learning ligion likewise look mankind means ment mind ministers ministry moral nature never object observe opinion osten parish pastor perhaps persons piety pious preachers preaching present principles profession pulpit purpose qualisied question racter recollect Reformation religion religious render respect salvation satissied sentiments separatism serious sermons sirst sufficient thing tion truth virtue Waterland whole word worship writers zeal
Page viii - Alas ! alas ! Why, all the souls that were, were forfeit once; And He that might the vantage best have took, Found out the remedy: how would you be, If He, which is the top of judgment, should But judge you as you are ? O, think on that ; And mercy then will breathe within your lips, Like man new made.
Page 253 - Let thy work appear unto thy servants, And thy glory unto their children. And let the beauty of the LORD our God be upon us: And establish thou the work of our hands upon us; Yea, the work of our hands establish thou it.
Page 335 - In doctrine of manners there is little but generality and repetition. The word, the bread of life, they toss up and down, they break it not : they draw not their directions down
Page 250 - Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you: 2.
Page 131 - This set of men contributed more than can be well imagined to reform the way of preaching; which among the divines of England before them was over-run with pedantry, a great mixture of quotations from fathers and ancient writers, a long opening of a text with the concordance of every word in it, and a giving all the different expositions with the grounds of them, and the entring into some parts of controversy, and all concluding in some, but very short, practical applications, according to the subject...
Page 105 - I do allow to be a conversion ; and no one, who is in the situation above described, can be saved without undergoing it; and he must necessarily both be sensible of it at the time, and remember it all his life afterwards. It is too momentous an event ever to be forgot. A man might as easily forget his escape from a shipwreck.
Page 292 - Flows through each member of th' embodied state, Sure, not unconscious of the mighty blessing, Her grateful sons shine bright with ev'ry virtue ; Untainted with the LUST OF INNOVATION ; Sure, all unite to hold her league of rule, Unbroken, as the sacred chain of nature, That links the jarring elements in peace.
Page 294 - ... These things have I in all sincerity and simplicity set down, touching the controversies which now trouble the Church of England ; and that without all art and insinuation, and therefore not like to be grateful to either part : Notwithstanding, I trust what hath been said shall find a correspondence in their minds which are not embarked in partiality, and which love the whole better than a part...
Page 279 - The devotion of the poet or the philosopher may be secretly nourished by prayer, meditation, and study; but the exercise of public worship appears to be the only solid foundation of the religious sentiments of the people, which derive their force from imitation and habit. The interruption of that public exercise may consummate, in the period of a few years, the important work of a national revolution. The memory of theological opinions cannot long be preserved without the artificial helps of priests,...