An apology for the life and character of the ... prophet ... Mohamed

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Page 62 - Receive the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a priest in the church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands. Whose sins thou dost forgive, they are forgiven; and whose sins thou dost retain, they are retained.
Page 79 - And when Jesus, the son of Mary, said, " O children of Israel, verily, I am the apostle of God sent unto you, confirming the law which was delivered before me, and bringing good tidings of an apostle who shall come after me, and whose name shall be Ahmed.
Page 49 - Unto such of your slaves as desire a written instrument, allowing them to redeem themselves on paying a certain sum, write one; and if ye know good in them, give them of the riches of God which he hath given you," % I have not found this in the gospels. 94. The Spaniards, even the
Page 43 - does not accomplish the law, unless he bestows a tenth of his revenue ; and if his conscience accuses him of fraud or extortion, the tenth, under the idea of restitution, is enlarged to a fifth.* 73. In no religion, except in that of Mohamed, can any thing like this be found.
Page 69 - to the divine mission of Jesus, calling him the Messiah; Jesus, the son of Mary; the sent of God ; and his word which he conveyed unto Mary ; and a breath (emanation) from him : * and insists on the miraculous circumstances of his
Page 65 - at Al Acaba, a hill on the north of that city. This oath was called the women's oath; not that any women were present at this time, but because a man was not thereby obliged to take up arms in defence of Mahomet or his religion; it being the same oath that was
Page 29 - some respectable elder, ascends the pulpit to begin the prayer and pronounce the sermon. But the Mahometan religion is destitute of priesthood or sacrifice ; and the independent spirit of fanaticism looks down with contempt on the ministers and the slaves of superstition.
Page 50 - As evidence of Christian miracles is daily becoming weaker, a time must at last arrive when it will fail of affording assurance that they were miracles at all: whence would arise the necessity of another prophet and other miracles."* We
Page 61 - 126. The learned and Rev. Professor of Oxford says, ' No representation can convey stronger ideas of the melancholy state of religion in the seventh century, than the description of the character of a good Christian as drawn at that period by St. Eligius, or Eloi, Bishop of Noyon.
Page 44 - Verily repentance will be accepted with God, from those who do evil ignorantly, and then repent speedily : unto them will God be turned: for God is knowing and wise. But no repentance will be accepted from those who do evil until the time

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