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79 ページ - Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways. What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
172 ページ - Seeing then that all these things shall be dissolved, what manner of persons ought ye to be in all holy conversation and godliness...
128 ページ - But if any man say unto you, This is offered in sacrifice unto idols, eat not, for his sake that shewed it and for conscience...
109 ページ - I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot. So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
129 ページ - For if I by grace be a partaker, why am I evil spoken of for that for which I give thanks ? 31 Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
52 ページ - Townly, rather than the cold, the sober, though virtuous Lady Grace ? How odious ought writers to be who thus employ the talents they have from their Maker most traitorously against himself, by endeavouring to corrupt and disfigure his creatures ! If the comedies of Congreve did not rack him with remorse in his last moments, he must have been lost to all sense of virtue.
157 ページ - Forasmuch then as Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind: for he that hath suffered in the flesh hath ceased from sin; That he no longer should live the rest of his time in the flesh to the lusts of men, but to the will of God.
131 ページ - It is good neither to eat flesh, nor to drink wine, nor any thing whereby thy brother stumbleth, or is offended, or is made weak.
65 ページ - Should the public opinion or prejudice ever alter with regard to such occupations, their pecuniary recompence would quickly diminish. More people would apply to them, and the competition would quickly reduce the price of their labour. Such talents, though far from being common, are by no means so rare as is imagined. Many people possess them in great perfection, who disdain to make this use of them ; and many more are capable of acquiring them, if any thing could be made honourably by them.