Antinomianism in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1636-1638

Antinomianism in the Colony of Massachusetts Bay, 1636-1638

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1894 edition. Excerpt: ...Timothy (being to deale with such as were not past hope, though they did oppose his Doctrine for the present) not to strive, but to use all gentlenesse, instructing them with meeknesse, &c. 2 Tim. 2. The Prophet EliJIia when hee speaks to Jehoram very roughly, as one not worthy to bee looked at, yet hee shews a different respect of Jehosaphat, though hee were then out of his way, and under a fin, for which hee had been formerly reproved, 2 King. 3. Christ himsclfe (though hee sharply reproveth the Pharisees, &c. yet hee instructeth Nicodemus gently, when hee objected against his doctrine, and that somewhat rudely, Joh. 3. The Apostles would not forbeare to Preach Christ, though Rulers forbad them, Aft. 3. yet another Prophet forbare at another season at the command of King Ama/ia, 2 Chron. 25. so wee see that this plea of Mr. Wheelwright is as weak as the former, and will not excuse him from contempt. If it bee yet objected, that his Sermon was not all for contention, seeing hee raised and pressed an use of brotherly love, wee grant hee did so, but it was ejusdem farinee, a loafe of the same leaven with the other, for hee applyeth it to those of his own party, to perswade them to hold together, and help one another against those of the other party, whom hee setteth forth as their opposites and encourageth them thereto by the example of Mo/es, who in love to his brother, killed the AEgyptian. A further objection hath been made against the proceedings of the Court, as if Mr. Wheelwright had not a lawfull tryall, as not being put upon a Jury of freemen. But the answer to this is easie, it being wel known to all such as have understanding of matters of this nature, that such Courts as have power to make and abrogate Laws, are tyed..show more

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  • Paperback | 120 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 227g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236897781
  • 9781236897787