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

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J. A. Hill, 1894 - 552 sider
 

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Side 519 - I have commanded you, and lo ! I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.
Side 85 - Lord had appointed it or not, he charged us before . God and his blessed angels, to follow him no further 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.
Side 83 - 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.
Side xxii - ... speaking the truth in love, may grow up into him in all things, which 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.
Side 124 - Democracy I do not conceive that ever God did ordain as a fit government either for church or commonwealth. If the people be governors, who shall be governed?
Side 272 - These fanatics 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.
Side 88 - Covenant and Combine ourselves together into a Civil Body Politic, for our better ordering and preservation and furtherance of the ends aforesaid; and by virtue hereof to enact, constitute and frame such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the general good of the Colony, unto which we promise all due submission and obedience.
Side 126 - What ||we ought to do,|| if a general governour should be sent out of England? 2. Whether it be lawful for us to carry the cross in our banners ? — In the first case, they all agreed, that, if a general governour were sent, we ought not to accept him, but defend our lawful possessions, (if we were able ;) otherwise to avoid or protract.
Side 244 - God's service, every one earnestly intent on the public worship, every hearer eager to drink in the words of the minister as they came from his mouth ; the assembly in general were, from time to time, in tears while the word was preached ; some weeping with sorrow and distress, others with joy and love, others with pity and concern for the souls of their neighbors. Our public praises were then greatly enlivened ; God was then served in our psalmody, in some measure, in the beauty of holiness.
Side 529 - We believe in one God, the Father Almighty, Maker of heaven and earth, and of all things visible and invisible.

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