Selections from the Fifth Book of Hooker's Ecclesiastical Polity

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J. H. Parker, 1839 - Church polity - 385 pages

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Page 226 - Simon answered and said, He I suppose, to whom he forgave the most. And He said unto him, Thou hast rightly judged. And turning to the woman, He said unto Simon, Seest thou this woman ? I entered into thine house, thou gavest Me no water for My feet : but she hath wetted My feet with her tears, and wiped them with her hair.
Page 226 - Simon, Seest thou this woman? I entered into thine house, thou gavest me no water for my feet: but she hath washed my feet with tears, and wiped them with the hairs of her head. Thou gavest me no kiss; but this woman since the time I came in hath not ceased to kiss my feet. My head with oil thou didst not anoint: but this woman hath anointed my feet with ointment. Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth...
Page xvi - We then as workers together with him, beseech you also that ye receive not the grace of God in vain ; (for he saith ; I have heard thee in a time accepted, and in the day of salvation...
Page xvi - But he that knew not. and did commit things worthy of stripes, shall be beaten with few stripes. For unto whomsoever much is given, of him shall be much required; and to whom men have committed much, of him they will ask the more.
Page 363 - Bring ye all the tithes into the storehouse, that there may be meat in mine house, and prove me now herewith, saith the Lord of hosts, if I will not open you the windows of heaven and pour you out a blessing, that there shall not be room enough to receive it.
Page 360 - Jacob vowed a vow, saying, If God will be with me, and will keep me in this way that I go, and will give me bread to eat, and raiment to put on, So that I come again to my father's house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God: And this stone, which I have set for a pillar, shall be God's house: and of all that thou shalt give me I will surely give the tenth unto thee.
Page 91 - Heroical magnanimity, exquisite justice, grave moderation, exact wisdom, repentance unfeigned, unwearied patience, the mysteries of God, the sufferings of Christ, the terrors of wrath, the comforts of grace, the works of Providence over this world, and the promised joys of that world...
Page 297 - But thou, when thou fastest, anoint thine head and wash thy face that thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret. And thy Father, which seeth in secret, shall reward thee openly.
Page 335 - And behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you ; but tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high.
Page 264 - What these elements are in themselves it skilleth not ; it is enough, that to me which take them they are the body and blood of Christ ; his promise in witness hereof sufficeth ; his word he knoweth which way to accomplish ; why should any cogitation possess the mind of a faithful communicant but this, O my God, thou art true ; O my soul, thou art happy...

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