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Strana 492 - ALMIGHTY Lord, and everlasting God, vouchsafe, we beseech Thee, to direct, sanctify, and govern, both our hearts and bodies, in the ways of Thy laws, and in the works of Thy commandments...
Strana 491 - Bleffing, and honour, and glory, and power be unto him that fitteth upon the throne, and unto the Lamb for ever and ever.
Strana 120 - Babylonijb captivity, as foon as they were deprived of the aflift-- ance of prophets, became moft inaccurate in their methods of keeping time, there being nothing more erroneous than the accounts of...
Strana 378 - But there are many prophecies, which declare the fall of the ecclesiastical powers of the Christian world. And though each church seems to flatter itself with the hopes of being exempted ; yet it is very plain, that the prophetical characters belong to all. They have all left the true, pure, simple religion ; and teach for doctrines the commandments of men.
Strana 253 - ... that is, let him, with a pious confidence, seek for benevolent purposes, and he will be always directed to the right road, and after a due continuance in it, attain to some new and valuable truth ; whereas, every other principle and motive of examination being foreign to the great plan on which the universe is constructed, must lead into endless...
Strana 453 - All these things have evident mutual connexions and influences; and as they all seem likely to increase from time to time, so it can scarce be doubted by a considerate man, whether he be a religious one or no, but that they will, sooner or later, bring on a total dissolution of all the forms of government that subsist at present in the Christian countries of Europe.
Strana 263 - When the pursuit of truth is directed by this higher rule, and entered upon with a view to the glory of God, and the good of mankind, there is no employment more worthy of our natures, or more conducive to their purification and perfection.
Strana 228 - With respect to animal diet, let it be considered, that taking away the lives of animals, in order to convert them into food, does great violence to the principles of benevolence and compassion. This appears from the frequent hard-heartedness and cruelty found amongst those persons whose occupations engage them in destroying animal life, as well as from the uneasiness which others feel in beholding the butchery of animals.
Strana 379 - It is very true, that the church of Rome is Babylon the Greaf, and the mother of Harlots, and of the abominations of the earth. But all the reft have copied her example, more or lefs. They have all received money, like Gehazi; and therefore the leprofy of Naaman will cleave to them, and to their feed for ever. And this impurity may be...