The English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester (Born, 1459 Volume 1

The English Works of John Fisher, Bishop of Rochester (Born, 1459 Volume 1

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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. 1876 edition. Excerpt: ...leads to damnation. Cogitations, however andean, against which we not even venial tt 11, back by strivl nR agui list tliein we liave profit. Unlawful consent Is the setting the mind upon a worldly creature rather than upon God. One so consenting flees from God as Jonas did. Second dcpree of the sinner's fall; the searching for opportunity to fulfil his purpose ill deed. This Is heaping sin on sin, and makes the first spot more black than it was. haue his lust of hor yf that he myght, the synne is com-mytted in his herte, and by that fame consent onely he fynneth deedly. If that he than dyed without ony penaunce he fholde be dampned for euer. But the cogytacyons whiche come fodeynly vnto the tnynde be 5 they neuer foo vnclene yf that we consent not but re-pugne agaynst theym as moclie as we may be noo deedly synnes, nor no venyall oftentymes, and we also shall haue 'grete profyte by stryuynge ayenst them not con-sentynge at ony tyme, he that settetb his mynde more 10 vpon a worldly creature or pleasure than vpon god, turneth hyniselfe awaye frow his maker, foloweth & dooth after that worldly thynge contrary to his lawe, whiche is called the vnlawfull consent of the mynde. He fleeth from god, lyke as Ionas hauynge in com-15 maundment to go vnto the grete cyte of Niniue fledde, dysobeyed, & wolde not do as he was comniaunded. It is wryten of hym thus. Almyghty god sayd to Ionas, ryse & go to the grete cyte of Niniue preche & tell them that theyr malyce & synfull lyuynge is comen to my 20 knowlege. Than Ionas rose dysobeyed that commaunde-ment & fledde from the face of our lorde. Thus ye per-ceyue how manyfestly the fyrst fall in to synne whiche is consent agreeth vnto the fyrst fall of Ionas. 1T The feconde degre of...show more

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  • Paperback
  • 188 x 244 x 14mm | 300g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236950135
  • 9781236950130