A Short Account of the Life and Writings of Robert Barclay

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W. Phillips, George Yard, Lombard Street, 1802 - 127 pages
 

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Page 51 - May my right hand forget its cunning and my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth if ever I prove false to those teachings.
Page 110 - Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled, as well as to rule, and sit upon the throne; and being oppressed, thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man...
Page 17 - I myself, in part, am a true witness, who not by strength of arguments, or by a particular disquisition of each doctrine, and convincement of my understanding thereby, came to receive and bear witness of the truth, but by being secretly reached by this life; for when I came into the silent assemblies of God's people, I felt a secret power among them, which touched my heart, and as I gave way unto it, I found the evil weakening in me, and the good raised up, and so I became thus knit and united unto...
Page 97 - An apology for the true Christian divinity as the same is held forth and preached by the people called in scorn Quakers ; being a full explanation and vindication of their principles and doctrines, by many arguments deduced from scripture and right reason, and the testimonies of famous authors both ancient and modern, with a full answer to the strongest objections usually made against them ; presented to the king : written and published in Latin for the information of strangers, by Robert Barclay;...
Page 15 - I had scarce got out of my childhood, when I was, by the permission of Divine Providence, cast among the company of papists ; and my tender years and immature capacity not being able to withstand and resist the insinuations that were used to proselyte me to that way, I became...
Page 111 - ... adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled as well as to rule, and sit upon the throne: and being oppressed thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man; If after all these warnings and advertisements, thou dost not turn unto the Lord with all thy heart, but forget him who remembered thee in thy distress, and give up thyself to...
Page 76 - ... principles, to which he had conscientiously attached himself. But this was not a blind and bigoted attachment. His zeal was tempered with charity ; and he loved and respected goodness, wherever he found it. His uncorrupted integrity and liberality of sentiment, his great abilities, and the suavity of his disposition, gave him much interest with persons of rank and influence; and he employed it in a manner that marked the benevolence of his heart. He loved peace; and was often instrumental to...
Page 122 - The possibility and necessity of the inward and immediate Revelation of the Spirit of God towards the foundation and ground of true faith, proved in a letter written in Latin to a person of quality in Holland, and now also put into English.
Page 110 - There is no king in the world, who can so experimentally testify of God's providence and goodness ; neither is there any, who rules so many free people, so many true Christians; which thing renders thy government more honourable, thyself more considerable, than the accession of many nations, filled with slavish and superstitious souls. Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled, as well as to rule and sit upon the throne;...
Page 24 - ... not in the most remote consideration. And some whom I called, to declare to them this thing, can bear witness, how great was the agony of my spirit, — how I besought the Lord with tears, that this cup might pass away from me ! — yea, how the pillars of my tabernacle were shaken, and how exceedingly my bones trembled, until I freely gave up unto the Lord's will.

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