Memoirs of the Church of Scotland [by D. Defoe].

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Page 267 - Their sorrows shall be multiplied that hasten after another god : their drink offerings of blood will I not offer, nor take up their names into my lips.
Page 167 - The ties and obligations of the laws of nature were no defence, but it was made death to perform natural duties ; and many suffered death for acts of piety and charity, in cases where human nature could not bear the thoughts of suffering it. To such an extreme was the rage of these persecutors carried...
Page 295 - I am come here this day to lay down my life for adhering to the truths of Christ, for which I am neither afraid nor ashamed to suffer. Nay, I bless the Lord that ever he counted me worthy, or enabled me to suffer any thing for him ; and I desire to praise his grace, that he hath not only kept me...
Page 261 - ... the people of God had been persecuted by a Pharaoh or an Ahab on the throne, a Haman in the state, and a Judas in the church ; words which were .neither forgotten nor forgiven.
Page 297 - Ye that are the people of God, do not weary in maintaining the testimony of the day, in your stations and places ; and whatever ye do, make sure an interest in Christ, for there is a storm coming that shall try your foundation.
Page 296 - Worship, &c., Covenants, National and Solemn League, Acts of General Assemblies, and all the faithful contendings that have been for the work of Reformation. I leave my testimony approving the preaching of the gospel in the fields, and the defending the same by arms.
Page 250 - Upon this dialogue, if the story be true, the soldier let the poor man pass. But be the story true or not true, it serves to give the reader a true idea of the dreadful circumstances every honest man was in at this time, when their life was in the hand of every soldier, nor were the consequences other than might be expected on such occasions.
Page 187 - The wrath of a king is like the roaring of a lion ; But his favor, like dew upon the grass.
Page 250 - Soldier. Weel hast thou said, man : now I have e'en but ane question more, and ye and I'se tak a drink together. Will ye renounce the Covenant ? " C. Man. Nay, but now I mun speir at you too, and ye like. There are twa Covenants, man, which of them do ye mean?
Page 137 - I must tell you, that there are two kings and two kingdoms. There is Christ and his kingdom the Kirk, whose subject King James the Sixth is, and of whose kingdom he is not a king, nor a head, nor a lord, but a member...

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