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A Serious Inquiry Into the Nature and Effects of the Stage: And a Letter ...
Samuel Miller,John Witherspoon
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Page 100 - I pray not that thou shouldst take them out of the world, but that thou shouldst keep them from the evil.
Page 111 - For if any man see thee which hast knowledge sit at meat in the idol's temple, shall not the conscience of him which is weak be emboldened to eat those things which are offered to idols; and through thy knowledge shall the weak brother perish, for whom Christ died?
Page 80 - For ye see your calling, brethren, how that not many wise men after the flesh, not many mighty, not many noble, are called; but God hath chosen the foolish things of the world, to confound the wise; and God hath chosen the weak things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty...
Page 80 - And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
Page 111 - Wherefore, if meat make my brother to offend, I will eat no flesh while the world standeth, lest I make my brother to offend.
Page 10 - But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting, which are not convenient : but rather giving of thanks.
Page 56 - See then that ye walk circumspectly, not as fools, but as wise, Redeeming the time, because the days are evil.
Page 10 - For the time past of our life may suffice us to have wrought the will of the Gentiles, when we walked in lasciviousness, lusts, excess of wine, revellings, banquetings, and abominable idolatries...