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" I leave this as a matter rather of conjecture than certainty, but observe, that if your cause is just, — if your principles are pure, — and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts. "
The dominion of Providence over the passions of men, a sermon. Repr - Page 28
by John Witherspoon - 1778
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The Scots Magazine, Volume 39

English literature - 1777
...this as a matter rather of conjecture than certainty ; but obferve, that if your caufe is jufr, — if your principles are pure, — and if your conduct...juft, you may look with confidence to the Lord, and intreat him to plead it as his own. You are all my witncfles, that this is the firlr. time of my introducing...
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The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone ...

John Witherspoon, William Shenstone - Presbyterian Church - 1798 - 381 pages
...this as a matter rather of conjecture than certainty ; but obferve, that if your caufe is juft, — if your principles are pure, — and if your conduct...juft— you may look with confidence to the Lord, and intreat him to plead it as his own. You are all my witnefles, that this is the firft time of my introducing...
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The Works of the Rev. John Witherspoon...: To which is Prefixed an ..., Volume 3

John Witherspoon, John Rodgers - Presbyterian Church - 1802
...conjecture than certainty, but obferve, that if your caufe is juft,—if your principles are pure,—and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of oppofmg hofis. If your caufe is juft—you may look with confidence to the Lord and intreat him to...
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John Witherspoon

David Walker Woods - Church and state - 1906 - 291 pages
...dreadful, shall finally promote the glory of God." " If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, if your conduct is prudent you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts. If your cause is just you may look with confidence to the Lord and entreat Him to plead...
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American Literature, 1764-1789: The Revolutionary Years

Everett H. Emerson - Literary Criticism - 1977 - 301 pages
...promote his glory. In this widely read sermon, Witherspoon proclaims, "If your cause is just, — if your principles are pure, — and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts." He notes that this is the first time he has introduced any political subject into...
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The Piety of John Witherspoon: Pew, Pulpit, and Public Forum

L. Gordon Tait - Religion - 2001 - 256 pages
...patriots can be assured of a happy outcome: "If your cause is just,—if your principles are pure,—and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts." Each of these required trenchant comment. It was at this critical point in the sermon...
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Why Homosexual Marriage Is Wrong

Jerry Hillenburg - Religion - 2004 - 56 pages
...against the dangerous error of trusting in, or boasting of, an arm of flesh... If your case is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing host. (John Witherspoon, a signer of the Declaration of Independence) Homosexual marriage...
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Character for Life: An American Heritage: Profiles of Great Men and Women of ...

Don Hawkinson - Religion - 2005 - 386 pages
...the dangerous error of trusting in, or boasting of, an arm of the flesh. If your cause is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts," 14 Witherspoon concluded. On the charge that Christianity is harmful to a society,...
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Classics of American Political and Constitutional Thought: Origins through ...

Scott J. Hammond, Kevin R. Hardwick, Howard Leslie Lubert - History - 2007 - 1193 pages
...leave this as a matter rather of conjecture than certainty, but observe, that if your cause is just, if capable (notwithstanding their other Persuasions and Practices in Point of Conscience and Re opposing hosts. If your cause is just— you may look with confidence to the Lord and intreat him to...
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The Way of Improvement Leads Home: Philip Vickers Fithian and the Rural ...

John Fea - History - 2008 - 269 pages
...secular Whig principles, that Providence was on the side of the colonies: "If your case is just, if your principles are pure, and if your conduct is prudent, you need not fear the multitude of opposing hosts. If your case is just — you may look with confidence to the Lord and intreat him to...
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