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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 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.