The Lollards, or Some Account of the Witnesses for the Truth in Great Britain from A.D. 1400 to A.D. 1546; With a Brief Notice of Events Connected with the Early History of the Reformation

The Lollards, or Some Account of the Witnesses for the Truth in Great Britain from A.D. 1400 to A.D. 1546; With a Brief Notice of Events Connected with the Early History of the Reformation

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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. 1825 edition. Excerpt: ... them any more than for a dog. The people were indignant at hearing this; but Frith smiled, and prayed the Lord to forgive them. Thus these two blessed martyrs committed their souls into the hands of God. We cannot but remark the very different manner in which Cranmer acted in this matter, when compared with the conduct of his predecessor, Warham. He evidently did not desire to persecute the Lollards and promoters of the reformation; but still we must regret to see him in any way countenancing these proceedings. It appears that Cranmer's views at that time were by no means so clear as in the latter part of his life; he then was firm in his belief of the doctrine of the real presence in the sacrament, and therefore regarded Frith and others as heretics. But although he was not sufliciently enlightened to see the doctrines of truth contained in the gospel, in their full extent, yet he had learned enough to induce him to act very differently from the popish prelates of his day. The following remarks on the conduct of the ecclesiastics are prefixed to Frith's "Revelation of Antichrist." ' " Christ said that there should arise false prophets and false Christs, (that is to say, false anointe(l, ) and should deceive many, Matt. xxiv. 24, and gave his disciples a mark to know them, saying, Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves, Matt. vii. 15. What meaneth he by sheep's clothing? Truly nothing else but that they should come in his name, pretending great humility. But what are they in deed? Verily, ravening wolves: that is to say, beasts of the belly, for their belly is their god, Phil. iii. 19. And why come they to you? Truly, to despoil...show more

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  • Paperback | 134 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 254g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236929357
  • 9781236929358