A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia

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Página 157 - And, lo, thou art unto them as a very lovely song of one that hath a pleasant voice, and can play well on an instrument: for they hear thy words, but they do them not.
Página 158 - He that negotiates between God and man, As God's ambassador, the grand concerns Of judgment and of mercy, should beware Of lightness in his speech. Tis pitiful To court a grin, when you should woo a soul ; To break a jest, when pity would inspire Pathetic exhortation ; and to address The skittish fancy with facetious tales, When sent with God's commission to the heart ! So did not Paul.
Página 211 - For this cause also thank we GOD without ceasing, because when ye received the Word of GOD, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of man, but as it is in truth, the Word of GOD, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.
Página 403 - That religion, or the duty which we owe to our Creator, and the manner of discharging it, can be directed only by reason and conviction, not by force or violence...
Página 42 - As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country.
Página 403 - Ye are all the children of light, and the children of the day : we are not of the night, nor of darkness. Therefore let us not sleep, as do others; but let us watch and be sober.
Página 403 - It is unalienable, also, because what is here a right towards men is a duty towards the Creator. It is the duty of every man to render to the Creator such homage, and such only, as he believes to be acceptable to him. This duty is precedent, both in order of time and in degree of obligation, to the claims of civil society.
Página 32 - Starke, from the committee appointed, presented, according to order, a bill ' For exempting the different societies of dissenters from contributing to the support and maintenance of the church as by law established, and its ministers, and for other purposes therein mentioned ' ; which was read the first time, and ordered to be read a second time.
Página 403 - ... the powers of this world. It is a contradiction to fact, for it is known that this religion both existed and flourished not only without the support of human laws but in spite of every opposition from them; and not only during the period of miraculous aid but long after it had been left to its own evidence and the ordinary care of Providence.
Página 403 - all men are by nature equally free and independent," all men are to be considered as entering into Society on equal conditions: as relinquishing no more and therefore retaining no less, one than another, of their natural rights. Above all are they to be considered as retaining an "equal title to the free exercise of religion according to the dictates of conscience.

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