A Narrative of Events, that Have Lately Taken Place in Ireland: Among the Society Called Quakers

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J. Johnson, 1804 - 293 pages

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Page 62 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 89 - For if our heart condemn us, God is greater than our heart, and knoweth all things. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
Page 205 - And John answered and said, Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name ; and we forbad him, because he followeth not with us. 50 And Jesus said unto him, Forbid him not : for he that is not against us is for us.
Page 60 - Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.
Page 32 - ... some of the good old ! stock, both ministers and elders, who loved God and mankind, and were esteemed and beloved by them, being kind and open-hearted, as well as faithful and circumspect in all the branches of our Christian testimony, closely united in tender love one with another, in supporting it, and keeping things in good order in the church.
Page 61 - The Anarchy of the Ranters, and other Libertines, the Hierarchy of the Romanists, and other pretended Churches, equally refused and refuted, in a twofold Apology for the Church and people of God, called in derision Quakers.
Page 101 - ... rock, left them not to be principally ruled by that, which was subject in itself to many uncertainties : and therefore he gave them his Spirit, as their principal guide, which neither moths nor time can wear out, nor transcribers nor translators corrupt ; which none are so young, none so illiterate, none in so remote a place, but they may come to be reached, and rightly informed by it.
Page 132 - They say, that marriage is an ordinance of God, and that God only can rightly join man and woman in marriage. Therefore, they use neither priest nor magistrate ; but the man and woman concerned take each other as husband and wife, in the presence of divers credible witnesses, promising to each other, with God's assistance, to be loving and faithful in that relation, till death shall separate them.
Page 97 - ... a lamp unto our feet, and

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