The Cure of Church-Divisions; Or, Directions for Weak Christians, to Keep Them from Being Dividers, or Troublers of the Church. with Some Directions to the Pastors, How to Deal with Such Christians

The Cure of Church-Divisions; Or, Directions for Weak Christians, to Keep Them from Being Dividers, or Troublers of the Church. with Some Directions to the Pastors, How to Deal with Such Christians

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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. 1670 edition. Excerpt: ...this is also a secondary kind of Idolatry: Because God is none such as they represent him, and therefore it is not God indeed, but an Idol which they worship. And because God is not like to any thing corpothe truefypse of tht 2. Cornmandmtm. iy real in heaven or earth; therefore he that maketh. an image of any thing in Heaven, or earth as like to God, or to represent him, he maketh an idol of God by blasp hemy. To what will yoalikfn me, thai 1 should he llkf'untoiit frith the Holy one? This is the idolatry forbidden in the Second Commandment: It is not all false worship, but one sort of false worship, which ij idolatry: what else that Commandment forbiddeth, is neither called Idilatry, nor can so be proved. H, It is an odious found, to bear an ignorant, rash, self-conceited person, especially a Preacher, to cry out, Idolatry, Idolatry, against his brethren prayers to God, because they have something in. them to be amended; while perhaps his own prayers have so much false doctrine, in them, oc false fire of carnal passions and uncharitableness, ' as maketh it a much harder question, whether it be lawful to joyn With such as he. is, while he abhorreth so much to joyn with others. AH that know me know that it is not my own cafe and interest, that I fit this reprehension to. It is twenty times harder to me to remember a Form of words, than to express what is in my mind without them. But we mast not fit our opinions of all our brethrens prayers, to our own temperament.', 1-'i 4 DiREcfi DIRECT. XXXIV. Think n$t that all is unlawful io he thejtd, which it unlamfullj commanded. MAny a Ruler siflneth in his Commnds, when it is rto sin but duty of the inferior to obey them. He that hath but a btiend, or bad circumstances may sin in commanding: ...show more

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  • Paperback | 116 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 6mm | 222g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236573404
  • 9781236573407