The Church History of Britain: From the Birth of Jesus Christ Until the Year 1648, Volume 6

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University Press, 1845 - Great Britain
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Page 256 - That we shall sincerely, really, and constantly, through the grace of God, endeavour in our several places and callings the preservation of the reformed religion in the church of Scotland in doctrine, worship, discipline, and government, against our common enemies...
Page 146 - Thee; and with thy Holy Spirit and word vouchsafe to bl*ess and sanc*tify these thy gifts, and creatures of bread and wine, that they may be unto us the body and blood of thy most dearly beloved Son Jesus Christ.
Page 256 - Churches ; and we shall endeavour to bring the Churches of God in the three kingdoms to the nearest conjunction and uniformity in religion, confession of faith, form of Church government, directory for worship and catechising, that we, and our posterity after us, may, as brethren, live in faith and love, and the Lord may delight to dwell in the midst of us.
Page 255 - Majesty and his posterity, and the true public liberty, safety and peace of the kingdoms, wherein every one's private condition is included; and calling to mind the treacherous and bloody plots, conspiracies, attempts and practices of the enemies of God against the true religion and professors thereof in all places, especially in these three kingdoms, ever since the reformation of religion ; and how much their rage, power and presumption are of late, and at this time increased and exercised, whereof...
Page 257 - We shall also with all faithfulness endeavour the discovery of all such as have been or shall be incendiaries, malignants or evil instruments, by hindering the reformation of religion, dividing the King from his people, or one of the kingdoms from another, or making any faction or parties amongst the people, contrary to the league and covenant, that they may be brought to public trial and receive condign punishment...
Page 255 - A solemn league and covenant for Reformation and defence of Religion, the honour and happiness of the King, and the peace and safety of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland and Irelaiid. We noblemen, barons, knights, gentlemen, citizens, burgesses, ministers of the Gospel, and commons of all sorts in' the kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland...
Page 147 - THE body of our Lord Jesus Christ, which was given for thee, preserve thy body and soul unto everlasting life ! Take and eat this in remembrance that Christ died for thee ; and feed on him in thy heart by faith with thanksgiving.
Page 258 - GoD, the good of the kingdom, and honor 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 ; and what we are not able ourselves to suppress or overcome, we shall reveal and make known, that it may be timely prevented or removed : All which we shall do as in the sight of GoD.
Page 172 - And all these things I do plainly and sincerely acknowledge and swear according to these express words by me spoken, and according to the plain and common sense and understanding of the same words without any equivocation, mental evasion, or secret reservation whatsoever.
Page 255 - We noblemen, barons, knights, gentlemen, citizens, burgesses, ministers of the gospel, and commons of all sorts, in the kingdom of England, Scotland, and Ireland, by the providence of God living under one king, and being of one reformed religion ; having before our eyes the glory of God, and the advancement of the kingdom of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ...

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