A Hind Let Loose: Or, An Historical Representation of the Testi Monies of the Church of Scotland, for the Interest of Christ, Vvith the True State Thereof in All Its Periods. Together with a Vindication of the Present Testimonie, Against Popish, Prelatical & Malignant Enemies of that Church. Wherein Several Controversies of Greatest Consequence are Enquired Into, Concerning Hearing of the Curats, Owning of the Present Tyrannie, Taking of Ensnaring Oaths & Bonds, Frequenting of Field Meetings [and] Defensive Resistence of Tyrannical Violence
Edinburgh, 1687 - 742 pages
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Page 416 - ... the mighty man, and the man of war, the judge, and the prophet, and the...
Page 404 - Surely at the commandment of the LORD came this upon Judah, to remove them out of his sight, for the sins of Manasseh, according to all that he did; and also for the innocent blood that he shed: for he filled Jerusalem with innocent blood; which the LORD would not pardon.
Page 489 - Lord thy maker, that hath stretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and hast feared continually every day because of the fury of the oppressor, as if he were ready to destroy? and where is the fury of the oppressor? The captive exile hasteneth that he may be loosed, and that he should not die in the pit, nor that his bread should fail.
Page 312 - all Kings and Princes at their coronation, and reception of their princely " authority, shall make their faithful promise by their solemn oath, in the " presence of the eternal God, that, enduring the whole time of their lives, " they shall serve the same eternal God, to the uttermost of their power, " according as he hath required in his most holy word, contained in the Old " and New Testament ; and according to the same word, shall maintain the " true religion of Christ Jesus, the preaching of...
Page 619 - Now in the twelfth month, that is, the month Adar, on the thirteenth day of the same, when the king's commandment and his decree drew near to be put in execution, in the day that the enemies of the Jews hoped to have power over them, (though it was turned to the contrary, that the Jews had rule over them that hated them...
Page 556 - Whether *' it be right in the fight of God to hearken unto you more than " unto God, judge ye : For we cannot but fpeak the things which
Page 23 - And so the godly departed with grief of heart, and in the afternoon repaired to the abbey in great companies, and gave plain signification that they could not abide that the land which God by his power had purged from idolatry, should in their eyes be polluted again, and so began complaint upon complaint.
Page 312 - God ; and shall procure, to the uttermost of their power, to the kirk of God, and whole Christian people, true and perfect peace in all time coming ; and that they shall be careful to root out of their empire all heretics and enemies to the true worship of God, who shall be convicted by the true kirk of God of the foresaid crimes.
Page 40 - Westland were apprehended : intimation made unto others — as to the Abbot of Crossraquel, the Parson of Sanquhair, and such — that they should neither complain to the Queen nor Council, but should execute the punishment that God hath appointed to idolaters in his law, by such means as they might, wherever they should be apprehended.
Page 169 - Christianity, whether concerning faith, worship or conversation, or to the power of godliness, or such erroneous opinions or practices, as either in their own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to the external peace and order which Christ hath established in the church, they may lawfully be called to account, and proceeded against by the censures of the church, and by the power of the civil magistrate...