Notes on the Four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles: Illustrations of the Doctrine Principle and Practice of the Church of England, Volume 1

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W. Pickering, 1838 - 853 pages
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Page 125 - The rest of mankind, God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of his own will, whereby he extendeth or withholdeth mercy as he pleaseth, for the glory of his sovereign power over his creatures, to pass by and to ordain them to dishonor and wrath for their sin, to the praise of his glorious justice.
Page 125 - These angels and men, thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed ; and their number is so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.
Page 125 - Christ unto everlasting glory, out of his mere free grace and love, without any foresight of faith or good works, or perseverance in either of them, or any other thing in the creature, as conditions or causes moving him thereunto, and all to the praise of his glorious grace.
Page 180 - God's Word. 11. Of Alms-doing. 12. Of the Nativity of Christ. 13. Of the Passion of Christ. 14. Of the Resurrection of Christ. 15. Of the worthy receiving of the Sacrament of the Body and Blood of Christ.
Page 53 - How often do we contradict the right rules of reason in the whole course of our lives ? Reason itself is true and just, but the reason of every particular man is weak and wavering, perpetually swayed and turned by his interests, his passions, and his vices.
Page 57 - ... be ready always to give an answer to every man, that asketh us a reason of the hope that is in us, with meekness and fear.
Page 64 - God, and bind themselves by an oath, not to the commission of any wickedness, but not to be guilty of theft, or robbery, or adultery, never to falsify their word, nor to deny a pledge committed to them when called upon to return it.
Page 126 - THEY whom God hath accepted in his Beloved, effectually called and sanctified by his Spirit, can neither totally nor finally fall away from the state of grace ; but shall certainly persevere therein to the end, and be eternally saved.
Page 60 - So the Father is God, the Son is God, and the Holy Ghost is God; And yet they are not three Gods, but one God.
Page 19 - I will not scruple to assert that the most illiterate Christian, if he can but read his English Bible, and will take th« pains to read it in this manner...

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