Ecclesiastical Biography: Or, Lives of Eminent Men, Connected with the History of Religion in England; from the Commencement of the Reformation to the Revolution, Bind 1

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J.G. & F. Rivington, 1853
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Side 250 - Thus this brook has conveyed his ashes into Avon, Avon into Severn, Severn into the narrow seas, they into the main ocean; and thus the ashes of Wickliffe are the emblem of his doctrine, which now is dispersed all the world over."* — Church History.
Side 63 - The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same. As the Church of Jerusalem, Alexandria, and Antioch, have erred ; so also the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but also in matters of Faith.
Side 314 - On the other side, these faults prevented, the force and efficacy of the thing itself, when it drowneth not utterly, but fitly suiteth with matter altogether sounding to the praise of God, is in truth most admirable, and doth much edify, if not the understanding, because it teacheth not, yet surely the affection, because therein it worketh much. They . must have hearts very dry and tough, from whom the melody of Psalms doth not sometime draw that wherein a mind religiously affected delighteth.
Side 662 - Well, well, Master Kingston," quoth he, " I see the matter against me how it is framed ; but if I had served God as diligently as I have done the king, he would not have given me over in my grey hairs.
Side 147 - For we are not as many, which corrupt the word of God: but as of sincerity, but as of God, in the sight of God speak we in Christ.
Side 497 - The king, hearing and perceiving the cardinal so deceived in his estimation and choice, could not forbear laughing ; but...
Side 149 - It is a thing plainly repugnant to the Word of God, and the custom of the Primitive Church, to have public Prayer in the Church, or to minister the Sacraments, in a tongue not understanded of the people.
Side 589 - it is my unhappy adventure, which am like to lose all that I have travailed for all the days of my life, for doing of my master true and diligent service.
Side 297 - What these elements are in themselves it skilleth not ; it is enough, that to me which take them they are the body and blood of Christ ; his promise in witness hereof sufficeth ; his word he knoweth which way to accomplish ; why should any cogitation possess the mind of a faithful communicant but this, O my God, thou art true ; O my soul, thou art happy...
Side 297 - As for his dark and hidden works, they prefer as becometh them in such cases simplicity of faith before that knowledge, which •curiously sifting what it should adore, and disputing too boldly of that which the wit of man cannot search, chilleth for the most part all warmth of zeal, and bringeth soundness of belief many times into great hazard.

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