Who are the friends of religion and the Church? Being an answer to sir A. Edmonstone's six letters to the electors of Stirlingshire

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Página 9 - But foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes ; and the servant of the Lord must not strive, but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves ; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth...
Página 9 - Put on, therefore, as the elect of God. holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long-suffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.
Página 8 - For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another.
Página 9 - Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves; if God peradventure will give them repentance to the acknowledging of the truth ; and that they may recover themselves out of the snare of the devil, who are taken captive by him at his will.
Página 9 - Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice; and be kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Página 19 - Vincent, thereby avoiding that expression of the public feeling towards him, personally, which he had so richly deserved. It is hoped, that as this information will be circulated throughout the different islands and colonies, all persons, who consider themselves true lovers of religion, will follow the laudable example of the Barbadians, in putting an end to Methodism and Methodist Chapels throughout the West Indies.
Página 20 - It is considered an imperative duty to repel the charge, and to state — firstly, that the majority of the persons assembled were of the first respectability, and were supported by the concurrence of...
Página 19 - The inhabitants of this island are respectfully informed that in consequence of the unmerited and unprovoked attacks which have repeatedly been made upon the community by the Methodist Missionaries...
Página 10 - Several persons of quality were condemned for being with them : and they were proceeded against both with severity and with indignities. The preachers thundered in their pulpits against all that did the work of the Lord deceitfully ; and cried out against all that were for moderate proceedings, as guilty of the blood that had been shed. " Thine eye shall not pity, and thou shalt not spare," were often inculcated after every execution : they triumphed with so little decency, that it gave all people...
Página 24 - There is scarce perhaps to be found anywhere in Europe a more learned, decent, independent, and respectable set of men, than the greater part of the presbyterian clergy of Holland, Geneva, Switzerland, and Scotland.

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