The Works of the English Reformers; William Tyndale and John Frith Volume 2

The Works of the English Reformers; William Tyndale and John Frith 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. 1831 edition. Excerpt: ...wag his lips never so much. It is written (John ix.) If a man be a worshipper of God, and do his will, (which is the true worship) him God heareth. Now the will of God is, that we love one another to help at need. And such lovers he heareth, and not subtle hypocrites. As love maketh thee help me at my need; so when it is past thy power to help, it maketh thee pray to God. Even so where is no love to make Love praythee take bodily pain with me, there is no love that maketh etl1, thee pray for me. But thy prayer is indeed for thy belly which thou lovest. What were the scribes and pharisees? The scribes be-Scribes and sides that they were pharisees (as I suppose) were also phonies officers, as our bishops, chancellors, commissaries, arch-were. The phari-sces might better have proved themselves the true church than our spiritualty may. The pro-mises are mnde upon the profes-sion of the keeping of the law of God, so that the church that will not keep Gild's law, hath no promise that they cannot err. deacons, and officials. And the pharisees were religious men, which had professed, not as now, one Dominick, the other Francis, another Bernard's rules, but even to hold the very law of God, with prayer, fasting, and alms-deeds; and were the flower and perfection of all the Jews: as St. Paul rejoiceth of himself (Phil, iii.) saying, 1 was an Hebrew, and concerning the law, a pharisee, and concerning the righteousness of the law, I was faultless. They were more honourable than any sect of the monks with us, whether Observant, or Ancre, or whatsoever other be had in price. These might much better have rejoiced to have been the true church, and to have had the Spirit of God, and that they could not have erred, than they whom all the world seeth neither to...
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  • Paperback | 180 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 10mm | 331g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236516745
  • 9781236516749