The Wesley Banner and Revival Record [Afterw.] the Wesley Banner [Afterw.] the Wesley Banner and Christian Family Visitor [Ed. by S. Dunn]

The Wesley Banner and Revival Record [Afterw.] the Wesley Banner [Afterw.] the Wesley Banner and Christian Family Visitor [Ed. by S. Dunn]

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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. Excerpt: ...perfections of God, which man's new circumstances required. There the great spiritual truth was represented. A LOWLY ORIGIN NO DISGRACE. Thomas Wolsey was born at Ipswich, in the year 1471. His gentleman-usher tells us that Wolsey was " an honest poor man's son;" rumour saith his father was a butcher. From the use made of this report in the court of Henry VIII. it would seem that this description of Wolsey's parentage was a nail driven by the hand of some silly enemy into the history of Wolsey, for the sake of splitting his reputation. The spirit that led men to exclaim with a sneer, "Is not this Jesus the carpenter's son?" had not then left the world, but still induced them to endeavour to depreciate personal greatness by the ascription of a lowly origin to the mighty. This class of detractors accomplish what they aim to prevent. If a number of statues were before you, and one were taller than the rest, and that one the only statue without a pedestal, you could not depreciate the height of that statue by remarking that its feet rest on the ground. Yet men attempt this when, to detract from personal eminence, they declare that this or that superior man docs not stand on the pyramid of renowned ancestry, on the golden mound of wealth, on the pedestal of unmerited patronage, but on the low level of ordinary parentage and of common circumstance. What if Wolsey were a butcher's son 1 An honest butcher is better than a dishonest nobleman, and the gifted son of a butcher is superior to the foolish son of a king. Do not forget that the book which commands you to honour the king, and which, with reference to all in authority requires you to render their dues, bids you also honour all men.--Samuel Martin. THE TRADE SPIRIT. The apostolic injunction, ...
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  • Paperback | 864 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 43mm | 1,510g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236655761
  • 9781236655769