The Life of William Farel: The Swiss Reformer

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Religious Tract Society, 1837 - Reformation - 288 pages
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Page 63 - Agree with thine adversary quickly, while thou art in the way with him ; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison. Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing.
Page 136 - You have no other ground for refusing my request than your love for study; but I tell you, in the name of Almighty God, that if you do not join me in the work of the ministry, God will punish you for preferring your own pleasure to the Lord's service.
Page 38 - A summary of what a Christian ought to know, in order to trust God, and serve his neighbour.
Page 78 - Surprised at his success, he wrote to his colleagues at -<Elen, as follows : " Unite with me in thanking the Father of mercies, for so graciously enlightening those who were oppressed with the severest tyranny. God is my witness that I did not leave you, with whom I would gladly live and die, in order to escape bearing the cross. The glory of Christ, and the attachment shown to his word by his disciples in this place, e'nable me to bear great and inexpressible sufferings; but, by the power of Christ,...
Page 274 - When his end approached, he wrote as follows to Farel:—" Farewell, my best and dearest brother! Since it is God's will that you should survive me, keep in remembrance our friendship, which, as far as it has been useful to the church of God, will bear fruit for us in heaven. I do not wish that you should come hither on my account. I am still suffering from difficulty of breathing, and expect every moment to be my last. My consolation is that of living and dying to Christ, who bestows unspeakable...
Page 39 - Ane•mond is gone to Him to whose cause he devoted himself. I doubt not but that he will receive the reward of his faith, and of the sacrifice he has made for the advancement of the truth. Let us so live, that when our earthly tabernacle shall be dissolved, we may arrive where we trust Ane•mond has entered before us.
Page 7 - are unveiled to the soul that has been drawn aside by them, its sense of their enormity is so overwhelming, that only the clear exhibition of the welcome doctrine of salvation by Christ can prevent a man from utter despair, or losing his senses.
Page 101 - He that is ashamed of me, before men, of him will I be ashamed before my Father and his holy angels.
Page 284 - I am not come to send peace on earth, but a sword.
Page 78 - ... and effect, that he won over many to the gospel, as well as secured their personal attachment. The people crowded to hear his sermons, and could not be kept back, either by threats or persuasions.

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