Paganism and Christianity Compared

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John Murray, and J. Ballantine & Company, Edinburgh, 1809 - 426 páginas
 

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Página 20 - Blessed be God, even the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies, and the God of all comfort : who comforteth us in all our tribulation, that we may be able to comfort them which are in any trouble, by the comfort wherewith we ourselves are comforted of God. For as the sufferings of Christ abound in us, so our consolation also aboundeth by Christ.
Página 152 - Verily I say unto you, Wheresoever this gospel shall be preached in the whole world, there shall also this, that this woman hath done, be told for a memorial of her.
Página 52 - He spake; and, to confirm his words, out-flew Millions of flaming swords, drawn from the thighs Of mighty cherubim ; the sudden blaze Far round illumined hell; highly they raged Against the Highest, and fierce with grasped arms Clash'd on their sounding shields the din of war, Hurling defiance toward the vault of heaven.
Página 1 - Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves : be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. But beware of men : for they will deliver you up to the councils, and they will scourge you in their synagogues...
Página 145 - So were created, nor can justly accuse Their Maker, or their making, or their fate ; As if predestination over-ruled Their will, disposed by absolute decree Or high foreknowledge : they themselves decreed Their own revolt, not I : if I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault, Which had no less proved certain unforeknown.
Página 392 - This freedom from action and question at the suit of an individual is given by the law to the judges, not so much for their own sake as for the sake of the public, and for the advancement of justice, that being free from actions they may be free in thought, and independent in judgment, as all who are to administer justice ought to be.
Página 310 - He hath made the earth by his power, he hath established the world by his wisdom, and hath stretched out the heavens by his discretion.
Página xvii - Bodily exercise profiteth but little ;" but of the latter sort, he added, "but godliness is profitable to all things, having the promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come :" and this indeed is our exactest measure.
Página 256 - Or of the eternal co-eternal beam, May I express thee unblamed ? since God is light, And never but in unapproached light Dwelt from eternity, dwelt then in thee, Bright effluence of bright essence increate.
Página 299 - Mammon led them on ; Mammon, the least erected spirit that fell From heaven ; for e'en in heaven his looks and thoughts Were always downward bent...

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