The history of the life and sufferings of ... John Wicliffe

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Knaplock & Wilkin, 1720 - 80 pages
 

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Page 37 - ... clergy and laity, is rendered as it were the common jest of both ! The jewel of the church is turned into the sport of the people, and what was hitherto the principal gift of the clergy and divines, is made for ever common to the laity.
Page 91 - England, by the said grandfather and his progenitors, and the earls, barons, and other nobles of his said realm, and their ancestors, to inform them and the people of the law of God, and to make hospitalities, alms, and other works of charity, in the places where the churches were founded, for the souls of the founders, their heirs, and all Christians...
Page 45 - the consecrated host, which we see upon the altar, is neither Christ nor any part of him, but an effectual sign of him.
Page 255 - As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. " If any man speak, let him speak as the oracles of God; if any man minister, let him do it as of the ability which God giveth: that God in all things may be glorified through Jesus Christ, to whom be praise and dominion for ever and ever.
Page 163 - We will not be the dregs of all : seeing other nations have the law of God, which is the law of our faith, written in their own language.
Page 143 - The number of those who believed in Wickliff's doctrine very much increased, and were multiplied like suckers growing from the root of a tree. They every where filled the kingdom; so that a man could scarcely meet two people on the road but one of them was a disciple of Wickliff.
Page 16 - An ecclesiastic, yea, even the Pope of Rome, may " lawfully be corrected by subjects, and even the laity, and " may also be accused or impeached by them.
Page 82 - I have found in him, also, many other errors, by which a judgment may be made of his spirit. He neither understood nor believed the righteousness of faith. He foolishly confounds the gospel and politics; and does not see that the gospel allows us to make use of the lawful forms of government of all nations. He contends, that it is not lawful for priests to have any property. He wrangles sophistically and downright seditiously about civil dominion. In the same manner he cavils sophistically against...
Page 152 - ... mark of infamy or sinister suspicion : but that in answering, reading, preaching, and determining, he behaved himself laudably, as a valiant champion of the truth, and catholicly vanquished by sentences of holy scripture all such as by their wilful beggary blasphemed the religion of Christ. That this doctor was not convicted of heretical pravity, or by our prelates delivered to be burnt after his burial. For God forbid that our prelates should have condemned a man of so great probity for an heretic,...
Page 57 - kingdom from heresies: for as there are included in the . " bowels of the earth air and noxious spirits, and they are " expelled in an earthquake, and so the earth is cleansed, " but not without great violence: so there were many he" resies shut up in the hearts of reprobate men, but by the " condemnation of them the kingdom has been cleared, but " not without irksome-ness and great commotion-.

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