Letters Addressed to Caleb Strong, Esq., Late Governor of Massachusetts: Showing that Retaliation, Capital Punishments and War are Prohibited by the Gospel, Justified by No Good Principle, Not Necessary to the Safety of Individuals Or Nations : But Incompatible with Their Welfare, Inconsistent with the Christian Character, and Contrary to the Laws of Christ
Miller & Hutchens, 1818 - 126 páginas
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Página 121 - Depart from me ye cursed into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels; for I was an hungered and ye gave me no meat ; I was thirsty and ye gave me no drink ; I was a stranger and ye took me not in ; naked and ye clothed me not ; sick, and in prison, and ye visited me not.
Página 96 - Hitherto shall thou come, but no further: and here shall thy proud waves be stayed'?
Página 93 - My kingdom is not of this world, else would my servants fight.
Página 18 - Resist not evil; but whosoever shall smite thee on the right cheek, turn to him the other also: and if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also: and whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain : love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you.
Página 121 - No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper ; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.
Página 98 - O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united! For in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce, and their wrath, for it was cruel. I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.
Página 111 - Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all...
Página 22 - He that will save his life shall lose it, and he that will lose his life for my sake shall find it.