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Page 37 - Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, 'Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world: for I was an hungred and ye gave me meat, I was thirsty and ye gave me drink, I was a stranger and ye took me in; naked and ye clothed me, I was sick and ye visited me, I was in prison and ye came unto me.
Page 137 - Ye adulterers and adulteresses, know ye not that the friendship of the world is enmity with God? whosoever therefore will be a friend of the world is the enemy of God.
Page 144 - Strait is the gate, and narrow is " the way which leadeth into life, and few
Page 9 - Thirdly, that from this book may likewife be collected a fyftem of ethicks, in which every moral precept founded on reafon is carried to a higher degree of purity and perfection, than in any other of the wifeft philofophers of preceding ages ; every moral precept founded on falfe principles is totally omitted, and many new precepts added peculiarly correfponding with the new object of this religion.
Page 45 - From the visible works of the creation they traced the being and principal attributes of the Creator; but the relation which His being and attributes bear to man they little understood.
Page 82 - For we have power over the mind's eye, as well as over the body's to shut it against the strongest rays of truth and religion, whenever they become painful to us ; and to open it again to the faint glimmerings of scepticism and infidelity, when we " love darkness rather than light, because our deeds are evil.
Page 175 - ... has no more to do, but to acquiefce in its doctrines, and therefore is never fo ill employed, as when fhe pretends to accommodate them to her own ideas of rectitude and truth.
Page 53 - Valour, for inftance, or a&ive courage, is for the moft part conftitutional and therefore can have no more claim to moral merit, than wit, beauty, health, ftrength, or any other endowment of the mind or body, and fo far is it from producing any falutary...