Letters Addressed to Caleb Strong, Esq., Late Governor of Massachusetts: Showing that Retaliation, Capital Punishment, and War are Prohibited by the Gospel ... and Contrary to the Laws of Christ
Miller & Hutchens, 1818 - 126 strán (strany)
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Strana 105 - Jealous in honour, sudden and quick in quarrel, " Seeking the bubble reputation, " Even in the cannon's mouth." 2. Patience is the kindred virtue of meekness, and they are seldom far asunder. How does this comport with the character and feelings of a soldier ? It is very easy to say that a soldier may be a patient man.
Strana 104 - 1. Christ commands his followers to be meek. " Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me, for / am meek and lowly of heart, and ye shall find rest to your souls." Now, there is scarcely a trait in the character of Christ, more frequently mentioned, or manifested, than his meekness. What is
Strana 98 - to be withdrawn ;—sorrows which can render those that feel them careless of victory or defeat—yea, careless of life or death« War to remedy evils, real or imaginary, brings, on those that enter the bloody list, sorrows and calamities, intense, intolerable and interminable. " O my soul, come thou not into their secret, unto their assembly ; mine honour, be not thou united; for in their wrath they
Strana 117 - BE not anxious for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, or wherewithal ye shall be clothed ; for after all these things do the Gentiles seek ; and your heavenly Father knoweth that ye have need of these things.
Strana 96 - of a helpless worm : bow thy heavens in mercy and say it is enough ; bid the tumult of battle cease ; say to her billows, " hitherto shall thou come, but no further, and here shall thy proud waves be stayed.
Strana 120 - as loss, and dung, and dross, for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus our Lord ?" Do the wealthy Christians, Sir. with whom you are acquainted, appear to consider their worldly possessions as dross ? And, finally, I ask, what could be our Saviour's meaning by the surprising declaration, that
Strana 121 - against thee shall prosper, and every tongue which shall rise up in judgment against thee, thou shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of
Strana 29 - hearkened to my commandments, then had their peace been as a river, and their righteousness as the waves of the sea." It is said, we are not to expect miracles to defend us. A miracle, Sir, is but a departure from that