The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe Volume 5, PT. 1

The Acts and Monuments of John Foxe Volume 5, PT. 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...for else he may watch long in vain until he be full a cold or that he shall saints speak with his grace, and much less is he like to obtain his petition. In like Reason' wise it fareth (as they say) betwixt God and us; of whom, if we would purchase any benefit, we must first break it unto the saints departed, making them our friends to go betwixt God and us, as mediators and intercessors. But such (with Answer their leave I would speak it) I think are deceived, that they assemble God JjSjion and the king together. For though the king be a full gracious prince (as I hear by common report he is), yet is he not in graciousness to be conferred with No comGod; and though he were as gracious as might be, yet hath he not the know-?afon ledge that is in God, for, God knew of all things before the beginning of the God world, and is everywhere, to see not only our outward dealing, but also all and an secret thoughts of all men's hearts; so that he needeth no mediators to inform aD'g y him of our desires, as the king doth need. And he is so full of infinite mercy, that I may as lightly, or as soon, obtain of him that which is for my behoof, as I should win by praying holy saints to be intercessors to him for me. Therefore, passing such apparent reasons, I take me to the ensample of antiquity, I mean of the patriarchs, prophets, and the apostles, and the authority of Scripture, which teach that we need not to fear, but may boldly resort unto Christ himself, and his holy Father, forasmuch as he bids us in these words and other like, so for to do; saying, 'Come unto me all ye that be travailed, vexed, and sore charged; and I will refresh and ease you.'.1 Mark how he biddeth us to The Lord resort unto himself, and that without fear. For he and his Father, ...show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 490g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236576985
  • 9781236576989