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Pagina 21 - And now, brethren, I commend you to God, and to the Word of His grace, Which is able to build you up, and to give you an inheritance among all them which are sanctified.
Pagina 6 - And if any man amongst us make Religion as twelve, and the world as thirteen, let such an one know he hath neither the spirit of a true New England man, nor yet of a sincere Christian.
Pagina 6 - York, 1888), pp. 225-6. stirred up the spirits of so many of his people to come over into this wilderness, it was not for Worldly Wealth, or a better livelihood for the outward man. The generality of the people that came over, professed the contrary: Nor had we any rational grounds to expect such a thing in such a wilderness. Tho...
Pagina 7 - Christ alone might be acknowledged by us as the only head, Lord, and Law-giver in his Church ; that his written word might be acknowledged as the onely Rule ; that onely and all his institutions might be observed and enjoyed by us, and that with puritie and libertie, with peace and power.
Pagina 6 - This was, and is, our cause, that Christ alone might be acknowledged by us, as the only Head, Lord, and Lawgiver in his Church ; that his written Word might be * Young's Chronicles, p.
Pagina 23 - All restraints on religious liberty ; all invasions of the rights of conscience ; all preferences of one sect or denomination to another ; all impositions, by the civil power, of creeds and liturgies, we sincerely deprecate. No enlightened Christian, or enlightened patriot would wish to see, in our favored country, a religious establishment. It would corrupt religion, without affording substantial aid to the state. Nor is it to be desired that such provision should be made by Christian societies,...
Pagina 7 - Love, to heal our breaches, to compose our differences, and cause us " with all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, to forbear one another in love, endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
Pagina 5 - ... them obedient to government, and conformable to laws : and that not only for wrath, and out of fear of the magistrate's power — which is but a weak and loose principle of obedience, and will cease whenever men can rebel with safety and to advantage — but out of conscience, which is a firm, and constant, and lasting principle, and will hold a man fast when all other obligations will break.