The Works of Ezekiel Hopkins, D.D., Successively Bishop of Raphoe and Derry Volume 1

The Works of Ezekiel Hopkins, D.D., Successively Bishop of Raphoe and Derry Volume 1

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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. 1863 edition. Excerpt: ... religious worship unto an idol. And an idol is not only an artificial image or representation of anything, whether real or fictitious, set up to be worshipped; but any creature of God, whether angels or men, sun, or moon, or stars, &c., to which we give any religious honour and service. The worshipping of any creature, whether in heaven above, And. indeed, this is a sin so absurd and stupid, that it is a wonder it should ever be so bewitching, as to inveigle the far greater part of the world. The prophet Isaiah doth very frequently deride the folly and madness of idolaters; especially Chap.xliv.16; Heburneth part of his wooden god in the fire: he roasteth his meat with it, and is satisfied: he warmeth himself: and the residue thereof he maketh a God: hefalleth down unto it, and worshippeth it, and prayeth unto it, and saith, Deliver me, for thou art my God. A most gross and bestial stupidity! as if there were more divinity in one end of a stick, than the other. And yet a sin most strangely bewitching: after which, all the heathen world ran a whoring; and from which, all the remonstrances and threatenings, which God makes to his own people of Israel, could not restrain them. Yea, and so strangely besotting is it, that a very great part, even of those who profess the name and doctrine of Jesus Christ, are most foully guilty of it: I mean the Papists: who, to hide their shame in this particular from the notice of the people, have covered it with a greater; and thought fit rather to expunge this Second Commandment than to leave their image-worship to be censured and condemned by it. For, in all their catechisms and books of devotion, which they have published for the use of the vulgar, they have sacrilegiously omitted this Second Commandment; as...show more

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  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 14mm | 476g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236496841
  • 9781236496843