A Biographical Memoir of the Late Rev. Charles Wellbeloved

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E.T. Whitfield, 1860 - Unitarian churches - 256 pages
 

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Page 104 - It was universally believed that the end of the world, and the kingdom of heaven, were at hand. The near approach of this wonderful event had been predicted by the apostles; the tradition of it was preserved by their earliest disciples, and those who understood in their literal sense the discourses of Christ himself were obliged to expect the second and glorious coming of the Son of Man in the clouds, before that generation was totally extinguished which had beheld his humble condition upon earth,...
Page 107 - The hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear the voice of the Son of Man, and shall come forth ; they that have done good unto the resurrection of life, and they that have done evil unto the resurrection of damnation.
Page 107 - And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one who seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life : and I will raise him up at the last day.
Page 29 - I think, a just opinion, that whatever renders religion more rational, renders it more credible ; that he who, by a diligent and faithful examination of the original records, dismisses from the system one article which contradicts the apprehension, the experience, or the reasoning, of mankind, does more towards recommending the belief, and, with the belief, the influence, of Christianity, to the understandings and consciences of serious inquirers, and through them to universal reception and authority,...
Page 53 - Not for that we have dominion over your faith, but are helpers of your joy : for by faith ye stand.
Page 31 - According to the grace of God which is given unto me, as a wise masterbuilder, I have laid the foundation, and another buildeth thereon.
Page 107 - ... in the graves, who at present sit in darkness and the shadow of death, the whole body of the Jewish people, shall hear the voice of the Son of God, summoning them to judgment; and being then at length all awakened to perceive who and what he is, shall come forth out of their present state of darkness and ignorance, to a new state of mind, to a resurrection, which to those who have been obedient to the calls of Providence, shall issue in the preservation of their lives, amidst the calamities which...
Page 185 - ... versions which are now extant. In the progress of improvement, it may be discovered, that no parts of Scripture are genuine and authentic, except the first verse of Genesis and the last of Revelation ; and, according to the argument for the defendants, the preachers upon those two verses only might still be considered, as godly preachers for the time being of Christ's holy Gospel, within the intent and meaning of Lady Hewley's trust-deeds.
Page 213 - Thus was Beauty sent from heaven, The lovely ministress of truth and good In this dark world : for truth and good are one, And Beauty dwells in them, and they in her, With like participation.
Page 184 - OF OUR SAVIOUR'S PERSON, AND WHO DENY THE DOCTRINE OF ORIGINAL SIN, AS IT IS GENERALLY UNDERSTOOD, ARE ENTITLED TO PARTICIPATE IN LADY HEWLEY'S CHARITY; AND THAT THE FIRST SET OF TRUSTEES MUST BE REMOVED. It is sufficiently manifest that this lady never intended that there should be trustees of one sort to administer the dealing out of the funds amongst the persons who were named in the first deed, and trustees...

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