Considerations on Differences of Opinion Among Christians: With a Letter to the Reverend Mr. Venn, in Answer to His Free and Full Examination of the Address to Protestant Dissenters, on the Subject of the Lord's Supper
J. Johnson and J. Payne, 1769 - 88 pages
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Page 8 - the heart is deceitful above all things, and defperatefy wicked, who can know it ? I, the Lord, fearch the heart, I try the reins, even to give to every man according to his ways, and according to the fruit of his doings.
Page 8 - Chriftians before his converfion, becaufe " he verily thought within himfelf that he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jefus of Nazareth.
Page 13 - ... consistent with rectitude of heart ; and that all differences in modes of worship may be only the different methods by which different men, (who are equally the offspring of God,) are endeavouring to honour and...
Page 30 - ... and to -purify unto himfelf a peculiar people, zealous of good works.
Page 13 - If we could be so happy," says Dr. Priestley, " as to believe, that there are no errors but what men may be so circumstanced as to be innocently betrayed into ; that any mistake of the head is very consistent with rectitude of heart ; and that all differences in modes of worship may be only the different methods by which different men, (who are equally the offspring of God,') are endeavouring to honour and obey their common parent ; our differences of opinion would have no tendency to lessen our...
Page 41 - Subjeftion, left that by any means when I have preached to others, I myfelf Jhould be a Cajl-away, I Cor.
Page 59 - To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him; neither have we obeyed the Voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His Laws, which He set before us by His servants the Prophets.
Page 11 - Atheist, and still go to heaven." To such awful lengths may the principle be pushed, that there is no guilt in mental error. " Let those," says Dr. Priestley, " who maintain that the mere holding of opinions (without regard to the motives and state of the mind through which men may have been led to form them, will necessarily exclude them from the favour of God, be particularly careful with respect to the premises from which they draw so alarming a conclusion.