Discourses Comprising a History of the First Congregational Church in Providence: Delivered June 19, 1836, After the Close of a Century from the Formation of the Church

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Knowles, Vose & Company, 1836 - 62 Seiten
 

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Seite 44 - This is a misery much to be lamented, for though they were burning and shining lights in their times, yet they penetrated not into the whole counsel of God, but were they now living, would be as willing to embrace further light as that which they first received.
Seite 51 - And otherwise than thus, what is herein forbidden, all men may walk as their consciences persuade them, every one in the name of his God.
Seite 44 - God reveal anything to you, by any other instrument of his, be as ready to receive it as ever you were to receive any truth by my ministry ; for I am verily persuaded the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of his holy word.
Seite 45 - I therefore, the prisoner of the Lord, beseech you that ye walk worthy of the vocation wherewith ye are called, with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love ; endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Seite 32 - Thy holy cities are a wilderness, Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation. Our holy and our beautiful house, where our fathers praised thee, is burned up with fire: and all our pleasant things are laid waste.
Seite 51 - ... freely and fully have and enjoy his and their own judgments and consciences, in matters of religious concernments, throughout the tract of land hereafter mentioned, they behaving themselves peaceably and quietly, and not using this liberty to licentiousness and profaneness, nor to the civil injury or outward disturbance of others...
Seite 7 - His truth, they shook off this yoke of antichristian bondage, and as the Lord's free people joined themselves (by a covenant of the Lord) into a church estate, in the fellowship of the gospel, to walk in all His ways made known, or to be made known unto them, according to their best endeavours, whatsoever it should cost them, the Lord assisting them.8 And that it cost them something this ensuing history will declare.
Seite 28 - might better bear Saul's armour than he could enter into such a manner of dispute." It was in this spirit of charity, and not in any loose latitude of opinion, that he said, " I am persuaded there is a breadth in the narrow road to Heaven, and persons may travel more than seven abreast in it.
Seite 46 - Gone are the pious multitudes That here kept holy time, In other courts assembled now For worship more sublime. Their children, we are waiting In meekness, Lord, thy call ; Thy love still celebrating, Our hope, our trust, our all. 3 These time-worn walls, the resting-place So oft from earthly cares...
Seite 51 - We shall strictly adhere to the foundation principle on which this Colony was first settled, to wit, that every man who submits peaceably to the civil authority may peaceably worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience without molestation.

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