History of the Rise and Influence of the Spirit of Rationalism in Europe, Volume 1

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Halaman 381 - The visible church which is also catholic or universal under the gospel, (not confined to one nation as before under the law,) consists of all those throughout the world, that profess the true religion, together with their children ; and is the kingdom of the Lord Jesus Christ, the house and family of God, out of which there is no ordinary possibility of salvation.
Halaman 140 - It is true likewise, that the English in general, and indeed most of the men of learning in Europe, have given up all accounts of witches and apparitions, as mere old wives
Halaman 128 - That there were such creatures as witches he made no doubt at all ; for, first, the scriptures had affirmed so much. Secondly the wisdom of all nations had provided laws against such persons, which is an argument of their confidence of such a crime.
Halaman 133 - Atheism is begun in Sadducism, and those that dare not bluntly say there is no God, content themselves (for a fair step and introduction) to deny there are spirits or witches...
Halaman 134 - ... a disbelief that arose entirely from a strong sense of its antecedent improbability. All who were opposed to the orthodox faith united in discrediting witchcraft. They laughed at it, as palpably absurd, as involving the most grotesque and ludicrous conceptions, as so essentially incredible that it would be a waste of time to examine it. This spirit had arisen since the Restoration, although the laws were still in force, and although little or no direct reasoning had been brought to bear upon...
Halaman 151 - the divines of the Associated Presbytery' passed a resolution declaring their belief in witchcraft, and deploring the scepticism that was general...
Halaman 200 - ... stream of an almost boundless benevolence, and to include all the sections of humanity in the circle of an intense and efficacious sympathy ; if it be true Christianity to destroy or weaken the barriers which had separated class from class and nation from nation, to free war from its harshest elements, and to make a consciousness of essential equality and of a genuine fraternity dominate over all accidental differences ; if it be, above all, true Christianity to cultivate a...
Halaman 279 - The eastern part of it was called the court of the women; so called because women might advance thus far, but no farther. This court was square. It was entered by three gates ; one on the north, one on the east directly opposite to the Beautiful gate, and one on the...
Halaman 121 - Whether you know any that use charms, sorcery, enchantments, witchcraft, soothsaying, or any like craft invented by the devil.
Halaman 367 - Certainement rien ne nous heurte plus rudement que cette doctrine; et cependant, sans ce mystere, le plus incompre'hensible de tous, nous sommes incompreliensibles nous-memes.

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