The Life of John Knox, the Scottish Reformer

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American Sunday-school union, 1833 - 141 páginas
 

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Página 134 - But what went ye out for to see ? A man clothed in soft raiment? Behold, they which are gorgeously apparelled, and live delicately, are in kings
Página 139 - Thus saith the Lord, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and yc shall find rest for your souls.
Página 134 - A man clothed in soft raiment? behold, they that wear soft clothing are in kings' houses. But what went ye out for to see? A prophet? yea, I say unto you, and more than a prophet. For this is he, of whom it is written, Behold, I send my messenger before thy face, which shall prepare thy way before thee.
Página 26 - as for your Itoman Church, as it is now corrupted, wherein stands the hope of your victory! I no more doubt that it is the synagogue of Satan, and the head' thereof, called the pope, to be that man of sin of whom the apostle speaks, than I doubt that Jesus Christ suffered by the procurement of the visible church of Jerusalem. Yea, I offer myself, by word or writing, to prove the Roman Church this day farther...
Página 54 - And as for the fear of danger that may come to me, let no man be solicitous; for my life is in the custody of Him whose glory I seek; and...
Página 134 - In contemplating such a character as that of Knox, it is not the man so much as the reformer that ought to engage our attention. The talents which are suited to one age and station would be altogether unsuitable to another ; and the wisdom displayed by Providence, in raising up persons endowed with qualities singularly adapted to the work which they have to perform for the benefit of mankind, demands our particular consideration. We must admire the austere and rough reformer, whose voice once cried...
Página 79 - A subject born within the same, madam ; and albeit I be neither earl, lord, nor baron in it, yet has God made me (how abject that ever I be in your eyes) a profitable member within the same. Yea, madam, to me it appertains no less to forewarn of such things as may hurt it, if I foresee them, than it doth to any of the nobility ; for both my vocation and conscience require plainness of me.
Página 132 - ... person and conduct. Those very qualities, however, which now render his character less amiable, fitted him to be the instrument of providence for advancing the reformation among a fierce people, and enabled him to face dangers, and to surmount opposition, from which a person of a more gentle spirit would have been apt to shrink back.
Página 69 - Their blind zeal is nothing but a mad frenzy; therefore, to take the sword from them, to bind their hands and to cast them into prison till they be brought to a more sober mind, is no disobedience against princes, but just obedience, because it agreeth with the will of God.
Página 72 - If there be not in her a proud mind, a crafty wit, and an indurate heart against God and his truth, my judgment faileth me.

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