Congregationalists in America: A Popular History of Their Origin, Belief, Polity, Growth and Work

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Page xxii - in love grow up unto Him in all things who is the head, even Christ : from whom the whole body fitly joined together and compacted, by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body unto the edifying of itself in love.
Page 290 - brought to civil and military affairs a coolness of judgment and an immutability of purpose which some writers have thought inconsistent with their religious zeal, but which were in fact the necessary effects of it. The intensity of their feelings on one subject made them tranquil on every other.
Page 44 - of the Holy Spirit Jesus received from God His Father, and is now shedding forth upon us, said the apostle. That was the doctrine. " Repent ye and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ unto the remission of your sins, and ye shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Page 103 - to follow him no farther than he followed Christ; and, if God should reveal anything to us by any other instrument of His, to be as ready to receive it as ever we were to receive any truth by his ministry ; for he was very confident the Lord had more truth and light yet to break forth out of His holy Word.
Page 122 - We covenant with the Lord and one with another, and do bind ourselves in the presence of God, to walk together in all His ways, according as He is pleased to reveal Himself unto us in His blessed Word of Truth.
Page 35 - Ye know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. Not so shall it be among you.
Page 285 - the apprehension of Episcopacy contributed fifty years ago, as much as any other cause, to arouse the attention not only of the inquiring mind, but of the common people, and to urge them to close thinking on the constitutional authority of Parliament over the Colonies.
Page 101 - And there at the river by Ahava I proclaimed a fast that we might humble ourselves before our God, and seek of him a right way for us, and for our children, and for all our substance.
Page 98 - of the kingdom of Christ in those remote parts of the world ; yea, though they should be but even as stepping stones unto others for the performing of so great a work.
Page 106 - body politike, for our better ordering and preservation, and furtherance of the ends aforesaid ; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame such iust and equall Lawes, Ordinances, Acts, constitutions, offices from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the generall good of the Colony : vnto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In witnesse whereof we haue here-vnder subscribed our names. Cape Cod,

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