A Scriptural, Ecclesiastical, and Historical View of Slavery: From the Days of the Patriarch Abraham, to the Nineteenth Century. Addressed to the Right Rev. Alonzo Potter ...
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Strona 258 - priest and the layman are equally candidates for heaven, into which nothing unholy or impure can be allowed to enter. And to Scripture, because St. Peter addresses the laity in these words, viz. • " Ye are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.
Strona 268 - is obliged to give liberty to his bond-servant, we are assuredly obliged to apply the precept on the same principles. For, in no other way can we escape the reproach which our Lord administered to the Pharisees : " They bind heavy burdens and grievous to be borne, and lay them on men's shoulders ; but they themselves will not
Strona 13 - obey in all things your masters according to the flesh, not with eye-service, as men-pleasers, but in singleness of heart, fearing God." (Col. 3 : 22.) " Masters, give unto your servants that which is just and equal, knowing that ye also have a master in heaven.
Strona 38 - him, and saying unto him : Is it lawful for a man to put away his wife for every cause ? And he answered and said unto them : Have ye not read that he which made them at the beginning made them male and female ; and said, For
Strona 51 - labors have been directed to the preservation of the Church from the inroads of doctrinal innovation. At my ordination I promised " so to minister the doctrine and sacraments and discipline of Christ, as the Lord hath commanded, and as this Church hath received the same," and certain it is that " this Church
Strona 157 - him, or if he be found in his hand, he shall surely be put to death. " The Jewish writers assert," saith he, " that it was not a capital crime to steal one of another nation, but only when the person stolen was a Hebrew.
Strona 148 - 15, where the precept occurs : "Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee." And here we find Matthew Henry adopting the same interpretation which we have already seen in the other commentaries-the only one which could be adopted with any sense or reason,
Strona 134 - Art thou called, being a servant ? care not for it, but if thou mayest be made free, use it rather." That is, saith the commentator, " Use servitude: rather serve, for the sake of greater good, namely, for thine own exercise, and the salvation of thy master.
Strona 258 - sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ." (1 Peter 11 : 5.) And again : "Ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people."—"Dearly beloved, I beseech you, as strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts which war against
Strona 365 - cometh envy, strife, railings, evil surmisings, perverse disputings of men of corrupt minds, and destitute of the truth, supposing that gain is godliness; from such withdraw thyself." " This is what we teach, and obedient to the last verse of the text, from men that ' teach otherwise'—hoping for peace—we ' withdraw' ourselves.