Eleven Sermons, by J. Piggott, Being All That Were Printed in His Life-Time. with Mr. Pilkington's Recantation of the Errors of the Romish
General Books LLC, 2009 - 256 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1714 Excerpt: ... be mov'd by the words of a dying Saviour; one who when he came into this World brought Peace with him, and when he went out of it left Peace behind him! It has been often remark'd, that our Saviour chose to be born in the most quiet and peaceful State of the Roman Empire, when Augustus, in token of an Universal Peace, had shut up the Mystical Gates of Janus his Temple . And we are rnform'd by Divine Revelation, that the Heavenly Choir that sung at our Saviour's Nativity, tun'd their melodious Voices to the soft Airs of Divine Love, and warbled out Peace en Earth, and Good-Will towards Men. And the Blessed Jesus himself, a little before his exit, bequeaths Peace as his Legacy to his Disciples: Peace I leave with you, my Peace I give unto you. Tho this Peace may principally refer to the great Gospel-Blessing of Reconciliation with God; yet there is no doubt but it comprehends also the Peace we have been treating of. But some may be ready to say, How is this consistent with what our Saviour affirms elsewhere, when he declares, He was not, come to fend Peace on Earth, but a Sword? I answer, We are not to understand it as if he spoke of the natural tendency of the Doctrines of his Holy Religion, but of the accidental Event of them thro the malice and perverseness of Men. Therefore 'tis observable, that in the whole of our Saviour's Conduct he did discountenance every thing that had the ap The Romans mere the most warlike People in the World; so that in seven Centuries that had elaps'd before the Incarnation of our Saviour, they enjoy'd no more than tao years Peace, vthich makes it the more remarkable that our Saviour sliould be bom in the time of a Vniversal Peace, pearance pearance of Ill-Nature and Revenge, and re-commended the practice of that Religion which...
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