A History of the Jesuits: To which is Prefixed A Reply to Mr. Dallas's Defence of that Order, Volume 1

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Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy, 1816 - 467 pagina's
 

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Pagina 353 - Holy Scripture containeth all things necessary to salvation : so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man, that it should be believed as an article of faith, or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.
Pagina 112 - As for the share I had in the prosecution of the Popish Plot, I take God to witness that I proceeded in it in the sincerity of my heart, being then really convinced, as I am still, that there was a conspiracy against the King, the nation, and the Protestant religion...
Pagina 41 - Jesuits for the good of mankind, the genius and spirit of their order have mingled and are discernible. They plainly aimed at establishing in Paraguay an independent empire, subject to the society alone, and which, by the superior excellence of its constitution and police, could scarcely have failed to extend its dominion over all the southern continent of America. With this view, in order to prevent the Spaniards or Portuguese in the adjacent settlements from acquiring any dangerous influence over...
Pagina 163 - This reproach, however, they must bear from posterity, that, by the very nature of their institution, they were engaged to pervert learning, the only effectual remedy against superstition, into a nourishment of that infirmity: and as their erudition was chiefly of the ecclesiastical and scholastic kind, (though a few members have cultivated polite literature,) they were only the more enabled by that acquisition to refine away the plainest dictates of morality, and to erect a regular system of casuistry,...
Pagina 10 - VII) has declared that he should ' deem himself guilty of a great crime towards GOD, if, amidst the dangers of the Christian Republic (in other words, of the cause of Popery) he should neglect to employ the aids which the special Providence of God had put in his power, and if, placed in the bark of St. Peter, and tossed by continual storms, he should refuse to employ the vigorous and experienced Rowers who volunteer their services...
Pagina 271 - And Herod with his men of war set him at nought, and mocked him, and arrayed him in a gorgeous robe, and sent him again to Pilate. And the same day Pilate and Herod were made friends together: for before they were at enmity between themselves.
Pagina 188 - The doctrine of justification, in its explicit form, had been lost for many ages to the Christian world. If men had really believed, that by the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ salvation was obtained, and that God "justifies the ungodly" through faith alone, how could they have been imposed on by the traffic of indulgences ? In whatever manner the papist might subtilize and divide, he was compelled by his system to hold, that by a compliance with the rules of the church, either in the way of indulgences,...
Pagina 188 - ... indulgences? In whatever manner the papist might subtilize and divide, he was compelled by his system to hold, that by a compliance with the rules of the church, either in the way of indulgences, or by some severer mode, pardon was to be obtained ; and that the satisfaction of Christ was not sufficiently meritorious for this end ; in other words, that the gift of God is not eternal life by Jesus Christ our Lord*. And in fact the preachers of indulgences, whether popes themselves or their ministers,...
Pagina 249 - Inqui" sitor, who burns Jews and Heretics ; a Robespierre, who " massacres innocent and harmless women ; a robber, who " thinks that all things ought to be in common, and that a " state of property is an unjust infringement of natural " liberty ; — these, and a thousand perpetrators of different *^ crimes, may all follow the dictates of conscience ; and may, " at the real or supposed approach of death, remember ' with " renewed satisfaction' the worst of their transactions, and " experience, without...
Pagina 283 - Catholics, and of the horrors of the Inquisition. To the utter astonishment of all the passengers but myself, who knew that he could talk upon any side of a question, he defended the Inquisition, and maintained that " false doctrine should be checked on its first appearance ; that the Civil Power should unite with the Church in punishing those who dared to attack the established religion, and that such only were punished by the Inquisition.

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