History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century, Volume 3

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American Tract Society, 1848
 

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Page 397 - They have mouths, but they speak not : Eyes have they, but they see not : They have ears, but they hear not : Noses have they, but they smell not...
Page 123 - Moses' seat. All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works; for they say, and do not.
Page 187 - But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with ? They say unto him, We are able.
Page 59 - God, that he reconcileth us with the Father, and that he hath given us the sacrament of his body to strengthen our faith in this unspeakable mercy, if I believe in these things, God is my defender ; with him, I brave sin, death, hell, and devils ; they can do me no harm, nor disturb a single hair of my head.
Page 93 - Already it appeared, as later times have seen it, learned, profound, full of boldness and activity. The national spirit showed itself for the first time without alloy, and, at the very moment of its birth, received the baptism of fire, from Christian enthusiasm. What Luther and his friends composed, others circulated. Monks, convinced of the unlawfulness of monastic obligations, and desirous of exchanging a long life of slothfulness for one of active exertion, but too ignorant to proclaim the Word...
Page 91 - Taat,' who was returning from Wittemberg, and against whom the clergy of the parish had closed the church doors, preached to an immense crowd in the cemetery, beneath the shade of two large trees, not far from the spot where, seven centuries before, Anschar had proclaimed the Gospel to the heathen. At Arnstadt, Gaspard Giittel, an Augustine monk, preached in the market place.
Page 319 - His apostles' feet, the pilgrims turned their eyes to a small crucifix attached to the cross. ' When the devils send us hail and thunder,' continued the priest, ' this crucifix moves about so violently that it seems to get loose from the cross, as if desirous of running at the devil, and it continues throwing out sparks of fire against the storm. If it were not for this, nothing would be left upon earth.' " The pious pilgrims were deeply moved by the account of these wonderful prodigies. ' No one,'...
Page 52 - Wittemberg, to the great reproach of the Gospel, have caused me such pain that if I were not confident of the truth of our cause, I should have given way to despair.
Page 90 - ... out ; the clergy, and sometimes the magistrates, would strain every nerve to bring back the souls they were about to lose. But there was in the new preaching a harmony with Scripture and a hidden force that won all hearts, and subdued even the most rebellious. At the peril of their goods, and of their life if need be, they ranged themselves on the side of the Gospel, and forsook the lifeless and fanatical orators of the papacy.
Page 58 - Our first object must be to win men's hearts ; and fcr that purpose we must preach the gospel. To-day the word will fall in one heart, to-morrow in another, and it will operate in such a manner that each one will withdraw from the mass and abandon it. God does more by his word alone than you and I and all the world by our united strength. God lays hold upon the heart ; and when the heart is taken, all is won. " I do not say this for the restoration of the mass. Since it is down, in God's name there...

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