Pamphlets, Religious; Miscellaneous Volume 20

Pamphlets, Religious; Miscellaneous Volume 20

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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. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...thy brethren thou shalt set over thee; thou mayest not set a stranger over thee who is not thy brother." Natural, moral and religious qualifications are required. Officers must be "men of excellent abilties, of unimpeachable character, and of sound piety." Hence, it follows that weak and ignorant men, drunkards, libertines, Sabbath-breakers, profane swearers, atheists, infidels, plotting Jesuits, aud ranting heretics, should be constitutionally prohibited from holding office. 4. An acknowledgment and an exemplification of the duty of national covenanting with him. The nation of Israel entered into covenant with him at Sinai. After, ward she renewed that covenant, not once or twice. The prophet, speaking of New Testament times, says, "In that day shall five cities in the land of Egypt speak the language of Canaan, and swear to the Lord of hosts." ' Thou shalt no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall thy land be termed Desolate; but thou shalt be called Hephzibah, and thy land Beulah: for the Lord delighteth in thee, and thy land shall be married." A "land" is a nation, and "to be married to the Lord" is to be in covenant with him. This fact has been exemplified in France, Germany, Switzerland and the Netherlands. The National Covenant of Scotland, and the Solemn League entered into by Scotland, England and Ireland, are a fulfillment of the prophecy. They were national oaths of allegiance to the Messiah. It is the duty of every nation so to do. 5. An acknowledgment and performance of the nation's duty to guard and protect the Church. By suppressing all public violation of the moral law, by maintaining a system of public schools, indoctrinating their youth in the principles of morality more

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  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 290g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 123687188X
  • 9781236871886