A Collection of Tracts ...

J. Waugh, 1748 - 259 pages

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Page 5 - Now we beseech you, brethren, by the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and by our gathering together unto him, that ye be not soon shaken in mind, or be troubled, neither by spirit, nor by word, nor by letter as from us, as that the day of Christ is at hand.
Page 78 - The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the LORD: but the prayer of the upright is his delight.
Page 6 - ... who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God. Remember ye not, that, when I was yet with you, I told you these things?
Page 143 - It may also lead us a little towards the original of all our notions and knowledge, if we remark, how great a dependence our words have on common sensible ideas; and how those, which are made use of to stand for actions and notions quite removed from sense, have their rise from thence, and from obvious sensible ideas are transferred to more abstruse significations, and made to stand for ideas that come not under the cognizance of our senses...
Page 78 - The LORD is far from the wicked : but he heareth the prayer of the righteous.
Page 144 - ... &c., are all words taken from the operations of sensible things, and applied to certain modes of thinking. Spirit, in its primary signification, is breath; angel, a messenger ; and I doubt not, but if we could trace them to their sources, we should find in all languages the names which stand for things that fall not under our senses, to have had their first rise from sensible ideas.
Page 144 - By which we may give some kind of guess what kind of notions they were, and whence derived, which filled their minds who were the first beginners of languages; and how nature, even in the naming of things, unawares suggested to men the originals and principles of all their knowledge...
Page 19 - Clergy in what manner soever, whether it be with a Nun, within or without the limits of the nunnery ; or with his relations in consanguinity or affinity, or with his god-daughter, or...
Page 33 - to go into all the world, and to preach the Gofpel to " every creature." Numberlefs have been the fictitious apparitions of the fouls of dead men, in order to prove fuch a ftate as purgatory. Nay, to prove this, what have they not pretended to ? voices from heaven or hell, cures at the...
Page 31 - How proper a title for him who has been declared " to be fubjeft to no law ! but that he can, " by the plenitude of his power, make right wrong, and wrong " right; virtue vice, and vice virtue! that he can difpenfe with all " laws, human and divine, and that he may do all things above law, " without law, and againft law.

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