The Harleian Miscellany; Or, a Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as Well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library, Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Volume 7

The Harleian Miscellany; Or, a Collection of Scarce, Curious, and Entertaining Pamphlets and Tracts, as Well in Manuscript as in Print, Found in the Late Earl of Oxford's Library, Interspersed with Historical, Political, and Volume 7

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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. 1810 edition. Excerpt: ...up; and they gave forth the oath of allegiance, and the oath of supremacy; the one was to deny the Pope's supremacy, and the other to acknowledge the kings of England; so we need not to tell you of their form, and shew you the ceremony of the oath; it saith, kiss the book, and the book saith, kiss the Son, which saith, ' Swear not at all, ' and so cannot allegiance be to the king in truth and faithfulness, as was said hefure without an oath, yea, and more than many that swears. So you may see to deny swearing is no new thing, for it was the practice of the Christians in former times to deny it, both in heathens and the times of popery before Protestants, and so it is in obedience to the command of Christ that we do not swear in our loves to him; and if we say he is the Lord and Master, and do not the thing that he commands, that is but deceit ana hypo, crisy.--And so rash and bad swearing, that was forbidden in the time of the!aw, it was not that which Christ came to fulfil, but true oaths, and the true types, figures, and shadows; arid hesaith, 'Swear not at all.' Twentiethly, Anc, for Acts the xiiith, there is nothing spoken of swearing there, as all people may read. Twenty-firstly, And whereas the apostle often speaks of taking to witness a record upon his own soul by his rejoicing in Christ Jesus, what is all this to swearing, and taking an oath, or where did ever the apostle take a solemn oath, or command the brethren and churches to do the same? For often he speaks of the witnesi out of the mouth of two or three witnesses shall every word be established. And the bishop often brings the 1 Cor. xv. 31. ' By our rejoicing which I have in Christ Jesus, I die daily: ' This place cannot be brought for a proof, that the apostle sware; if so, wheu...show more

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  • English
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  • 9781236581822