The Limits of Toleration Within the Church of England from 1632 to 1642

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Страница 55 - It hath flourished, and been a shelter to other neighbouring Churches, when storms have driven upon them. But, alas ! now it is in a storm itself, and God only knows whether, or how it shall get out. And (which is worse than the storm from without) it is become like an oak cleft to shivers with wedges made out of its own body...
Страница 64 - Samuel said, hath the Lord as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord ? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken, than the fat of rams. For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry.
Страница 60 - Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves : for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.
Страница 23 - For men to be tied and led by authority, as it were with a kind of captivity of judgment, and though there be reason to the contrary not to listen unto it, but to follow like beasts the first in the herd, they know not nor care not whither this were brutish. Again, that authority of men should prevail with men either against or above reason, is no part of our belief. Companies of learned men...
Страница 31 - The Parliament of England together with the Convocation annexed thereunto is that whereupon the very essence of all government within this kingdom doth depend. It is even the body of the whole Realm...
Страница 96 - The most high and sacred Order of Kings is of Divine Right, being the ordinance of God himself, founded in the prime laws of nature, and clearly established by express texts both of the Old and New Testaments.
Страница 14 - If with all this cost and pains my purchase is but error ; I may safely say, to err hath cost me more than it has many to find the truth ; and truth itself shall give me this testimony at last, that if I have missed of her, it is not my fault, but my misfortune.
Страница 104 - ... profitable which is unjust ; and that nothing can be more evidently unjust, than to force weak men, by the profession of a religion which they believe not, to lose their own eternal happiness, out of a vain and needless fear, lest they may possibly disturb their temporal quietness. There is no danger...
Страница 40 - I deny not but certain and known idolatry, or any other sort of practical impiety with its principiant doctrine, may be punished corporally, because it is no other but matter of fact ; but no matter of mere opinion, no errors that of themselves are not sins, are to be persecuted or punished by death or corporal inflictions. This is now to be proved. 3. Secondly : all the former discourse is sufficient argument, how easy it is for us in such matters to be deceived.
Страница 29 - We hold that seeing there is not any man of the Church of England, but the same man is also a member of the Commonwealth, nor any man a member of the Commonwealth which is not also of the Church of England...

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