Priestcraft defended. A sermon occasioned by the expulsion of six young gentlemen from the University of Oxford, for praying, reading, and expounding the Scriptures. By the Shaver
Edes and Gill, 1771 - 24 ページ
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28 ページ - Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house ; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
35 ページ - And in thofe days, when the number of the difciples was " multiplied, and the word of God increafed, and the " number of the difciples multiplied in Jerufalem greatly, " and a great company of the priefts were obedient to the
45 ページ - My Thanks, and the Nation's, to the Doctors be given, Those Guardians of Virtue, those Porters of Heaven For their timely wise Care in suppressing the Growth Of praying, expounding, and hymn-singing Youth. Should praying be suffer'd by our learned Sages (What has not been known in Ox . . . d for Ages) Instead of gay Parsons, with Cassock and Band, There would be none but Puritans all o'er the Land. Expounding the Scriptures! this still is more wicked, Therefore from college be they instant kicked,...
20 ページ - ... orator of the university gives a full account of the case of Mr. W — 11 — ng, a friend of his oratorship's, who was charged upon oath with the above said contempt of the scripture, and ridicule of the miracles of Moses and Christ. The proofs were so point blank against the said Rev. Mr.
10 ページ - Oxford, were expelled the univer- , fity» for holding methodiftical tenets, and taking upon them to pray, read, and expound the fcripturcs, and fing hymns in a private houfe.