A Companion to the Temple: The litany, with the occasional prayers and thanksgivings

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Printed by Andrew Clark for Henry Brome, 1676 - Religion
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Page 142 - They also are to be had accursed that presume to say, That every man shall be saved by the Law or Sect which he professeth, so that he be diligent to frame his life according to that Law, and the light of Nature. For holy Scripture doth set out unto us only the Name of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved.
Page 435 - ... apostles, in the Temple, to praise God there, according to the pious use of his nation. Acts iii. 8. It were endless to relate how it was used, of the ancient Christians, and of our pious forefathers, to return thanks, and offer rich oblations, and distribute large alms, upon the receipt of such mercies, as we, in this irreligious generation, are wont to take no notice of at all. But yet, if we will amend, let us consider how we obscure the glory of God, disparage the prayers of the Church, and...
Page 48 - I have alfo told you in time paft, that they who do fuch Things, (hall not inherit the Kingdom of God.
Page 441 - Mercies ; nay, it is even this which fweetens all other Mercies to us. Had there been no Redemption, our Creation had only made us capable of endlefs Torments, and it had been better for us never to have- been born, than to be born to inevitable Ruin...
Page 320 - ... but faithfully and wisely make choice of fit persons, to serve in the sacred ministry of thy Church. And, to those who shall be ordained to any holy function, give thy grace and heavenly benediction ; that both by their life and doctrine they may and all good men do heartily wish there was no such thing in the World.
Page 201 - Give alms of thy substance ; and when thou givest alms, let not thine eye be envious : turn not away thy face from any poor man, and the face of God shall not be turned away from thee. As thy substance is, give alms of it according to thine abundance : if thou have little, be not afraid to give alms according to that little : for thou layest up a good treasure for thyself against the day of necessity...
Page 12 - Priest to set forth all their necessities- to Almighty God, they themselves declaring their assent to every petition as he delivers it. After having thus reflected on the importance of this solemn invocation, it remains that we further consider what are our views of our ownselves, and what are our...
Page 435 - ... to take no notice of at all. But yet, if we will amend, let us consider how we obscure the glory of God, disparage the prayers of the Church, and show ourselves unworthy of the mercy received, if we do not cause open thanks to be given for our deliverance. Let us observe how base a temper it shows, to be craving and importunate till we get a mercy, and when we have it, to regard him no more of whom we begged it. How shall it be known that God hath...
Page 100 - Chriflians, as thinking ourfelves more concerned for the good of the whole, than of any particular part.

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