Works - Tillotson, John Volume 10

Works - Tillotson, John Volume 10

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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. 1772 edition. Excerpt: ...turalh of the King: for he-endured-, af feeing hint ivho is invijible. He could eafily bear the anger of Pha raoh, when, by faith, he beheld the omnipotent jufticd of tht King immortal and inviftUe, J tV. M IV. If God be infinitely more to be dreaded than men, then ivAo is to be obeyed, God or men? judge ye, I Jpeak not this to diminifh our reverence to magiftrates, and their authority; for, by perfuading men to fear God, who commands obedience to magiftrates, we fecure their reverence and authority: But, when the commands of men are contrary to God's, and come in competition with them, fhall we not hearken to him who is fupreme, the greateft and moft powerful? Shall we not obey him toho hath the moft unqueftionable authority over us, and right to command as? Shall we not dread him moft, who is to be feared above all; who can be the beft friend, and the foreft enemy, is able to give the greateft rewards to our obedience, and to revenge himfelf upon us, for our difobedience, by the raoft dreadful and fevere punifhmcnts? The great Socrates, when he was accufed by the Athenians for corrupting and feducing the youth of Athens by his philofophy, makes this generous defence for himfelf, more like an apoftle than a philefopher: " That he believed this province was committed --t to him by God, that he was called by him to this em?- ployment, to endeavour to reform the world; and, " therefore, for him to forfake his ftation for fear of " death, or any other temporal evil, would be a moft " grievous fin." And afterwards (as Plato gives us the account of it) he fays, " I am not afraid to die: but " this I am afraid of, to difobey the commands of my " fuperior, and to defert the ftation he hath placed...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236570367
  • 9781236570369