Memoir of Thomas Thrush

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Page 111 - Against revolted multitudes the cause Of truth, in word mightier than they in arms; And for the testimony of truth hast borne Universal reproach, far worse to bear Than violence; for this was all thy care, To stand approved in sight of God, though worlds Judged thee perverse.
Page 99 - 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 enquirers, and through them to universal reception and authority,...
Page 103 - ... shall beat their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruninghooks;" when "nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more...
Page 76 - ... as clearly contrary to the plain and positive precepts of Jesus, as it is abhorrent to those natural feelings of humanity that, till blunted or perverted by education, are in mercy impressed on our hearts by our wise and benevolent Creator. Entertaining these opinions ; believing that they will be approved by my future Judge ; and, as a Christian, determined never to draw a sword, or pull a trigger, for the purpose of shedding human blood ; nor yet to return a blow for a blow, or an insult for...
Page 80 - Observations on the Causes and Evils of War ; its unlawfulness, and the means, and certainty of its extinction. In a series of letters addressed to a Friend.
Page 73 - DDISA 8vo. 8s. The Athanasian Creed vindicated, with a Prefatory Letter to the Archdeacon of Cleveland, and an Appendix on Archbishop Tillotson's presumed " Wild tiiat we were well rid of it.
Page 103 - And the word of JEHOVAH from Jerusalem. And he shall judge among the nations ; And shall work conviction in many peoples : And they shall beat their swords into ploughshares, And their spears into pruning-hooks : Nation shall not lift up sword against nation ; Neither shall they learn war any more.
Page 91 - I would mention, is honesty and faithfulness. You must suffer me now to deal plainly with you, my dear brethren, for I do not mean to flatter, or omit speaking the truth, whether it is for you, or against you.
Page 42 - Considerations on the Coronation Oath, humbly submitted to the Attention of the Legislature. By an Officer of Rank in the Royal Navy. " No proposition can be received for Divine Revelation, or obtain the assent due to such, if it be contradictory to our clear and intuitive knowledge.
Page 57 - ... advocating the cause of peace, or rather that of injured humanity. Societies have of late been established in different countries, for the benevolent purpose of putting a stop to the horrid and inhuman practice of war : if what I contemplate doing shall forward the views of those who are thus honorably employed, I shall think that I have not lived in vain; nay, that I am forwarding the views of my Lord and Master, and performing an act that will be acceptable to him, bj promoting

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