The Dissenting Gentleman's Answer to Mr. White's Three Letters, in which a Separation from the Establishment is Fully Justified: The Charge of Schism is Refuted and Retorted, Etc
J. Waugh, 1752
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Page 67 - Well done, good and faithful servants, enter ye into the joy of your Lord.
Page 89 - I will take no man's liberty of judgment from him ; neither shall any man take mine from me : I will think no man the worse man, nor the worse Christian : I will love no man the less for differing in opinion from me. And what measure I mete to others, I expect from them again. I am fully assured that God does not, and therefore that men ought not to require any more of any man than this, — to believe the Scripture to be God's word, to endeavour to find the true sense of it, and to live according...
Page 14 - OUR Lord Jesus Christ, who hath left power to his church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive thee thine offences ! And by his authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Page 8 - Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith : And yet it is not lawful for the •Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another.
Page 1 - But we desire to hear of thee what thou thinkest : for as concerning this sect, we know that every where it is spoken against.
Page 39 - I, AB, do declare that it is not lawful upon any pretence whatsoever to take arms against the king, and that I do abhor that traitorous position of taking arms by his authority against his person or against those that are commissioned by him...
Page 53 - Now if you will compare this with the Church of Rome, not as it was in the beginning, but as it is at present, and hath been for the space of nine hundred years and odd ; you shall well perceive the state thereof to be so far wide from the nature of the true church, that nothing can be more.
Page 39 - This they readily com" plied with: for, you must know, that sort of " men are taught rather to obey than understand. " And yet, that Bariholomew-day, was fatal to " our church and religion, by throwing out a very " great number of worthy, learned, pious, and " orthodox divines, who could not come up to " this oath, and other things in that act.
Page 73 - Whosoever, through his private judgment, willingly and purposely, doth openly break the traditions and ceremonies of the Church, which be not repugnant to the word of God, and be ordained and approved by common authority, ought to be rebuked openly, (that others may fear to do the like,) as he that offendeth against the common order of the Church, and hurteth the authority of the magistrate, and woundeth the consciences of the weak brethren.