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This is actually only volume one of Mather's great ecclesiastical history of New England. It's essential to understanding the Puritan's outlook on their own history, and also shows both Mather's ... Read full review
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Page 246 - Come and hear, all ye that fear God, and I will declare what he hath done for my soul.
Page 390 - Cease ye from man, whose breath is in his nostrils : for wherein is he to be accounted of?
Page 674 - It is of the Lord's mercies that we are not consumed, because his compassions fail not.
Page 261 - If any of them that believe not bid you to a feast, and ye be disposed to go ; whatsoever is set before you, eat, asking no question for conscience
Page 482 - Whom have I in heaven but thee? and there is none upon earth that I desire besides thee. My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.
Page 89 - For indeed he was sick nigh unto death ; but God had mercy on him ; and not on him only, but on me also, lest I should have sorrow upon sorrow.
Page 185 - GOD from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass : yet so, as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.
Page 190 - ALL, those whom God hath predestinated unto life, and those only, he is pleased in his appointed and accepted time, effectually to call by his word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ...
Page 183 - The whole counsel of God concerning all things necessary for his own glory, man's salvation, faith and life, is either expressly set down in scripture, or by good and necessary consequence may be deduced from scripture; unto which nothing at any time is to be added, whether by new revelations of the spirit, or traditions of men.