Memoirs of the Life and Writings of John Calvin: Together with a Selection of Letters, Written by Him, and Other Distinguished Reformers : Also, Notes and Biographical Sketches of Some of His Cotemporaries
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Página 335 - FOR THE WORD OF GOD IS QUICK AND POWERFUL, AND % SHARPER THAN ANY TWO EDGED SWORD, PIERCING EVEN TO THE DIVIDING ASUNDER OF SOUL AND SPIRIT, AND OF THE JOINTS AND MARROW, AND IS 'A DISCERNER OF THE THOUGHTS AND INTENTS OF THE HEART.
Página 129 - Church did enjoy, since the hour it enjoyed him. His bringing up was in the study of the Civil Law. Divine knowledge he gathered, not by hearing or reading so much, as by teaching others. For, though thousands were debtors to him, as touching knowledge in that kind; yet he to none but only to God, the author of that most blessed fountain, the book of life, and of the admirable dexterity of wit, together with the helps of other learning which were his guides...
Página 349 - I distrust, in any manner, your perseverance ; but because you will never be solicitous enough in your watchfulness, lest the impious artfully take that opportunity of cavilling at the gospel, which they will seize from your flexible disposition. Pardon me for unloading into your bosom these miserable although unavailing sighs. Farewell, most distinguished man, always sincerely respected by me. May the Lord continue to guide you by his Spirit, to support you by his grace, and defend you by his shield....
Página 124 - King, who still thought it a hard thing (as in truth it was) to proceed so severely in such cases : so he set his hand to the warrant, with tears in his eyes, saying to Cranmer, That if he did wrong, since it was in submission to his authority, he should answer for it to God.
Página 64 - although the death of my wife is a very severe affliction, yet I repress as much as I am able, the sorrow of my heart. My friends also afford every anxious assistance, yet with all our exertions, we effect less, in assuaging my grief, than I could wish; but still the consolation which I obtain I cannot express. You know the tenderness of my mind, or rather with what effeminacy I yield under trials; so that without the exercise of much moderation, I could not have supported the pressure of my sorrow....
Página 91 - Champel,* and there fastened to a stake, and burned alive with the book written with your hand and printed, until your body shall be reduced to ashes, and your days thus finished as an example to others, who might commit the same things ; and we command you, our Lieutenant, to put this our sentence into execution.
Página 129 - Of what account the Master of Sentences * was in the church of Rome, the same and more amongst the preachers of reformed churches Calvin had purchased ; so that the perfectest divines were judged they, which were skilfullest in Calvin's writings. His books almost the very canon to judge both doctrine and discipline by.