Occasional Sermons

Occasional Sermons

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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. 1851 edition. Excerpt: ...a tinkling cymbal;" nay more, it is a conspiracy against the God of Unity and Truth. But is she united in herself?--Let those whom she has canonized and worships as Saints declare. Bernard, Aquinas, and Bonaventura, --they protested against the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception, which Rome has now inserted in her Liturgy. And thus, while, at one time, in her public offices of Devotion, she invokes the Virgin as conceived without sin, at another time she invokes as Saints those who taught that the Virgin was not conceived without sin!.... Is this Unity 1 But, alas! there is a characteristic which does belong to Rome. It is not Antiquity, it is not Sanctity, it is not Unity; but it is Infidelity. I do not mean to assert that she directly preaches unbelief, but I confidently affirm that her principles, as illustrated by the present example, lead directly to it. As we have here seen, she does not pretend to derive her faith from Scripture; she scorns the voice of primitive Antiquity; she sets at nought the teaching of the Catholic Church.--Yes, and in a reckless spirit of despotic arrogance, and in a wild frenzy of desperate destructiveness, as if to show more clearly that she imagines herself to be alone in the world, that "she saith in her heart, I am, and none else beside me; I sit as a Queen, and shall see no sorrow1;" and that there is no law, human or divine, but her own will; as if thus to identify herself more evidently with the proud Sorceress of Apocalypse; she casts even her own pretended principles to the winds;--Antiquity, Sanctity, Unity, --she 1 Isa. xlvii. 8. Rev. xviii. 7. discards them all. The earth is weak, and all the inhabitants thereof; I bear up the pillars of itI am the Atlas of the universe. If I totter, the...
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  • Paperback | 74 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 4mm | 150g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236525795
  • 9781236525796