The Investigator, and Advocate of Independence Volume 2

The Investigator, and Advocate of Independence Volume 2

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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. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...crimes for a hundred years--and he may still continue a member of the church, a thousand times have all his sins forgiven, and as often repeat the offence, and at last be sent, fresh from the service of the devil, by the power of the keys vested in the priest, and a few masses, to take his seat near the throne of God, with the innocent, and the virtuous, and the just made perfect through Christ. If, on the other hand, one live a hundred years a virtuous and holy life, and, without being guilty of any other offence, leave them, and join another sect, they persecute him to the utmost, declare him to be out of the fold of Christ, and pronounce him doomed to eternal perdition. Who wonders, then, that their numbers are great? They receive all that come, and suffer none to depart. They hold up to the sensualist, the profligate, and the criminal, the delusive hope of pardon by means of the priest, as often as they sin--thus encouraging them to go on in their wicked course, (we see the fruits of this in all papal countries;) while they teach the ignorant and their children that out of that church there is no salvation, even to the most virtuous and most obedient to the laws of God. No wonder their numbers are great. For the sake of liberty--for the sake of our national independence---for the sake of individual independence of mind and freedom of thought and opinion, --we devoutly hope this new American Church has no tincture of Romanism. We see that it issues a paper. Will the editor do us the favor to send us one, that we may see what are the characteristics of the American Church? The doctrine is, The most wicked wretch that ever lived, dying in the faith and communion of that church, cannot be lost; while the very best person that ever lived, If he die..show more

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  • Paperback | 174 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 9mm | 322g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236629183
  • 9781236629180