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Page 204 - ... but by the Spirit of the Lord of hosts, that the world is to be overcome, and the kingdom of righteousness and peace established.
Page 48 - I charge you before God, and his blessed angels, that you follow me no farther than you have seen me follow the Lord Jesus Christ. If God reveal any thing to you by any other instrument of his, be as ready to receive it, as ever you were to receive any truth by my ministry ; for I am verily persuaded, I am very confident, the Lord has more truth yet to break forth out of his holy word.
Page 37 - John verily baptized with the baptism of repentance, saying unto the people, that they should believe on him which should come after him, that is, on Christ Jesus.
Page 57 - As to what appertains to soundness of judgment in matters of faith, we esteem it sufficient that a church acknowledge the scriptures to be the word of God, the perfect and only rule of faith and practice, and own either the doctrinal part of those commonly called the articles of the church of England, or the confession or catechisms, shorter or larger compiled by the assembly at Westminster, or the confession agreed on at the Savoy, to be agreeable to the said rule.
Page 2 - ... for ye are yet carnal : for whereas there is among you envying, and strife, and divisions, are ye not carnal...
Page 62 - So absolute indeed was the authority of the crown, that the precious spark of liberty had been kindled, and was preserved by the puritans alone ; and it was to this sect, whose principles appear so frivolous and habits so ridiculous, that the English owe the whole freedom of their constitution.
Page 65 - The Christians took all possible care to accustom their children to the study of the Scriptures, and to instruct them in the doctrines of their holy religion ; and schools were every where erected for this purpose, even from the very commencement of the Christian church.
Page 55 - And as the Churches of CHRIST are all Saints by Calling ; so we desire to see the grace of GOD shining forth, at least seemingly (leaving secret things to GOD), in all we admit into...