The Scottish Reformation: Its Epochs, Episodes, Leaders, and Distinctive Characteristics (being the Baird Lecture for 1899)

W. Blackwood and sons, 1900 - 318 páginas

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Página xlii - God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore will not we fear, though the earth be removed, and though the mountains be carried into the midst of the sea. . . . There is a river, the streams whereof
Página xlii - If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when men rose up against us: then they had swallowed us up quick. . . . Blessed be the Lord, who hath not given us as a prey to their teeth.
Página 112 - These statements, however they may be viewed by others, seem to me no less explicit than those of the later Confession, which have been sometimes contrasted with them. " This effectual call is of God's free and special Grace alone, not from anything at all foreseen in man, who is
Página 156 - 1 ["It is evident unto all men, diligently reading Holy Scripture and ancient authors, that from the apostles' time there hath been these orders of ministers in Christ's church : bishops, priests, and deacons
Página 173 - Let the prophets speak two or three and let the other judge, but if anything be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the former keep silence; for ye may one by one all
Página 237 - This catholic church hath been sometimes more, sometimes less, visible; and particular churches which are members thereof are more or less pure, according as the doctrine of the Gospel is taught and embraced, ordinances administered, and public worship performed more or less purely in them.
Página xxxviii - The modern age did not proceed from the medieval by normal succession, with outward tokens of legitimate descent. Unheralded, it founded a new order of things, under a law of innovation, sapping the ancient reign of continuity. In those days Columbus subverted the notions of the world, and reversed the conditions of production, wealth, and power.
Página 124 - ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image")
Página 178 - the great Schooles called the Universities shall be replenished with these that shall be apt to learning; for this must be carefully provided that no father, of what estate or condition that ever he be, use his children at his own fantasie especially in their youthhead; but all must be compelled to bring up their children in learning and vertue.

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