Church history in England ... to the period of the Reformation

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Page 475 - 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.
Page 67 - The present life of man, O king, seems to me, in comparison of that time which is unknown to us, like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the room wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your commanders and ministers, and a good fire in the midst, whilst the storms of rain and snow prevail abroad ; the sparrow, I say, flying in at one door, and immediately out at another, whilst he is within, is safe from the wintry storm ; but...
Page 82 - Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it, and to thee I will give the keys of the kingdom of heaven'?
Page 67 - The present life of man, O king (said he) seems to me, in comparison of that time which is unknown to us, like to the swift flight of a sparrow through the room wherein you sit at supper in winter, with your...
Page 90 - ... in mind of the future judgment ; to dispel their pride, and vanquish their boldness, by bringing into their thoughts that dreadful time, when the heavens and the earth being in a flame, he will come in the clouds, with great power and majesty, to judge the quick and the dead. Wherefore...
Page 45 - Your words and promises are very fair, but as they are new to us, and of uncertain import, I cannot approve of them so far as to forsake that which I have so long followed with the whole English nation.
Page 491 - Satan upon the soul of Job. He that created that, will of his infinite mercy and promise save it, I have therein no manner of doubt. And as concerning these articles before rehearsed, I will stand to them even to the very death, by the grace of my eternal God.
Page 74 - ... of this world, but delighted in distributing immediately among the poor whatsoever was given him by the kings or rich men of the world.
Page 58 - You act in many particulars contrary to our custom, or rather the custom of the universal church, and yet, if you will comply with me in these three points, viz., to keep Easter at the due time ; to administer baptism, by which we are again born...
Page 147 - The faith of the Holy Trinity is then to be most diligently taught : and the coming of our Saviour into the world for the salvation of the human race. Afterwards impress the mystery of His passion ; the truth of His resurrection ; His glorious ascension ; His future advent to judge all nations, and the resurrection of our bodies. " Thus prepared and strengthened, the man may be baptized.

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