The Life and Times of the Rev. Richard Baxter: With a Critical Examination of His Writings, Volume 1

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Crocker & Brewster, 1831 - Clergy

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Page 348 - But without faith it is impossible to please God ; for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is the rewarder of them that diligently seek him.
Page 354 - Jerusalem, and to an innumerable company of angels, to the general assembly and church of the first-born, whose names are written in heaven...
Page 351 - And Paul dwelt two whole years in his own hired house ; and received all that came in unto him, preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.
Page 280 - I, AB, do declare that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king, and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 38 - But as then he that was born after the flesh persecuted him that was born after the Spirit, even so it is now.
Page 47 - What were the Lords of England but William the Conqueror's colonels, or the Barons but his majors, or the knights but his captains ? They plainly showed me that they thought God's providence would cast the trust of religion and the kingdom upon them as conquerors.
Page 48 - I heard no more from them ; and afterwards, meeting Cromwell at Leicester, he expostulated with me for denying them. These very men that then invited me to be their pastor were the men that afterwards headed much of the army, and some of them were the forwardest in all our changes; which made me wish that I had gone among them, however it had been interpreted ; for then all the fire was in one spark.
Page 230 - ... unfeigned assent and consent, as aforesaid, and subscribed the declaration aforesaid, and shall not take and subscribe the oath following: I, AB, do swear, that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever, to take arms against the king...
Page 231 - Yet, to quit the towns where they had long been connected, and where alone they had friends and disciples, for a residence in country villages, was an exclusion from the ordinary means of subsistence. The Church of England had, doubtless, her provocations; but she made retaliation much more than commensurate to the injury.
Page 51 - But their most frequent and vehement disputes were for liberty of conscience, as they called it; that is, that the civil magistrate had nothing to do to determine any thing in matters of religion, by constraint or restraint ; but every man might not only hold, but preach and do, in matters of religion, what he pleased...

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