The Life of John Wickliff: With an Appendix and List of His Works

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W. Whyte, 1826 - Theologians - 207 pages

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Page 70 - And the king answered the people roughly, and forsook the old men's counsel that they gave him ; and spake to them after the counsel of the young men, saying, My father made your yoke heavy, and I will add to your yoke ; my father also chastised you with whips, but I will chastise you with scorpions.
Page 122 - Woe unto you, lawyers ! for ye have taken away the key of knowledge : ye entered not in yourselves, and them that were entering in ye hindered.
Page 38 - ... for that place for the honesty of his life, his laudable conversation, and knowledge of letters.
Page 134 - Mary, with blood and with bone, with skin and with sinews, in human limbs, with a reasonable soul living ; and his ghostly body, which we call the housel, is gathered of many corns, without blood and bone, without limb, without soul, and therefore nothing is to be understood therein bodily, but all is ghostly to be understood.
Page 1 - Sion, should be proclaimed and sounded forth the first tidings and trumpet of reformation to all Europe? And had it not been the obstinate perverseness of our prelates against the divine and admirable spirit of...
Page 193 - 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 65 - ... our birth, but before, so that we cannot so much as think a good thought unless Jesus the Angel of great counsel send it ; nor perform a good work unless it be properly his good work. His mercy comes before us that we receive grace, and followeth us, helping us, and keeping us in grace. So then it is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues, in our righteousness, but to conclude this point, good it is only to trust in God.
Page 163 - For as air and noxious spirits are shut up in the bowels of the earth, which are expelled in an earthquake, and so the earth is cleansed, but not without great violence, so there were many heresies shut up in the hearts of reprobate men, but by the condemnation of them the kingdom has been cleared, but not without irksomeness and great commotion.
Page 125 - Scriptures, till they were nine or ten years standing there;" and from that shocking dogma maintained in a work considered of great authority in those days, " that the decrees of bishops in the church, are of greater authority, weight, and dignity, than the Scriptures themselves.
Page 137 - the consecrated host, which we see upon the altar, is neither Christ nor any part of him, but an effectual sign of him.

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