A serious enquiry into the nature and effects of the stage. Ecclesiastical characteristics
Prited by J. Hughs, for J. Dodsley, 1765
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Page 12 - Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Page 241 - And it came to pass at noon, that Elijah mocked them, and said, Cry aloud: for he is a god; either he is talking, or he is pursuing, or he is in a journey, or peradventure he sleepeth, and must be awaked.
Page 59 - And I, brethren, when I came to you, came not with excellency of speech or of wisdom, declaring unto you the testimony of God, for I determined not to know any thing among you, save Jesus Christ, and him crucified.
Page 9 - For there are certain men crept in unawares, who were before of old ordained to this condemnation. ungodly men, turning the grace of God into lasciviousness, and denying the only Lord God, and our Lord Jesus Christ.
Page 51 - If ye were of the world, the world would love his own : but becaufe ye are not of the world, but I have chofen you out of the world, therefore the world hateth you.
Page 170 - I believe that there is no ill in the universe, nor any such thing as virtue absolutely considered ; that those things vulgarly called sins, are only errors in the judgment, and foils to set off the beauty of nature, or patches to adorn her face, that the whole race of intelligent beings, even the devils themselves (if there are any...
Page 36 - He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. 14 Happy is the man that feareth alway: but he that hardeneth his heart shall fall into mischief.
Page 240 - GOD fent him forth from the Garden of Eden, to till the Ground, from whence he was taken. 24 So he drove out the Man : and he...
Page 147 - He must recommend them only from ratinnal consideratinns, vi2. the beauty and comely proportions of virtue, and its advantages in the present life, without any regard to a future state of more extended self.interest. 3. His authorities must be drawn from heathen writers, none, or as few as possible, from Scripture. 4. He must be very unacceptable to the common people.
Page 9 - Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.