The Independent Whig: Or, A Defence of Primitive Christianity, and of Our Ecclesiastical Establishment, Against the Exorbitant Claims and Enchroachments of Fanatical and Disaffected Clergymen ..., Volum 1

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John Trenchard, Thomas Gordon
J. Peele, 1753
Vol. 2 contains also "The Craftsman: a sermon, or paraphrase ... composed in the style of the late Daniel Burgess," and other additional papers.
 

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Pàgina 39 - Christ, and also a partaker of the glory that shall be revealed: feed the flock of God which is among you, taking the oversight thereof, not by constraint, but willingly; not for filthy lucre, but of a ready mind ; neither as being lords over God's heritage, but being ensamples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd shall appear, ye shall receive a crown of glory that fadeth not away.
Pàgina 81 - Remember Abraham, Isaac, and Israel, thy servants, to whom thou swarest by thine own self, and saidst unto them, I will multiply your seed as the stars of heaven, and all this land that I have spoken of will I give unto your seed, and they shall inherit it for ever. And the LORD repented of the evil which he thought to do unto his people.
Pàgina 39 - SON JESUS CHRIST, for the forgiveness of our sins, did shed out of His most precious Side both water and blood ; and gave commandment to His disciples, that they should go teach all nations, and baptize them In the Name of the FATHER, the SON, and the HOLY GHOST...
Pàgina 31 - Belief or disbelief," says Dr. Whitby, "can neither be a virtue nor a crime, in any one who uses the best means in his power of being informed. If a proposition is evident, we cannot avoid believing it, and where is the merit or piety of a necessary assent ? If it is not evident, we cannot help rejecting it, or doubting of it; and where is the crime of not performing impossibilities, or...
Pàgina 31 - If it is not evident, we cannot help rejecting it, or doubting of it; and where is the crime of not performing impossibilities, or not believing what does not appear to us to be true ?" Throughout the world belief depends chiefly upon localities, and the accidents of birth.
Pàgina 25 - Their business afterwards is not to find out what is truth, but to defend the received system, and to maintain those doctrines which are to maintain them. Not only their present revenues and subsistence, but all their expectations, are annexed to certain opinions, established for the most part by popes and synods, in corrupt and ignorant...
Pàgina 58 - And he began to speak boldly in the synagogue : whom when Aquila and Priscilla had heard, they took him unto them, and expounded unto him the way of God more perfectly.
Pàgina 79 - ... that such form and manner of making and consecrating of archbishops, bishops, priests, deacons, and other ministers of the Church, as by six prelates, and six other men of this realm, learned in God's law, by the king's majesty to be appointed and assigned, or by the most number of them shall be devised for that purpose, and set forth under the great seal of England, before the first day of April next coming...
Pàgina 31 - If a proposition is evident, we cannot avoid believing it ; and where is the merit or piety of a necessary assent ? If it is not evident, we cannot help rejecting it or doubting of it ; and where is the crime of not performing impossibilities, or not believing what does not appear to us to be true...
Pàgina 98 - Popish clergy will laugh in their sleeves at this advice, and think there is folly enough yet left among the laity to support their authority ; and will hug themselves, and rejoice over the ignorance of the Universities, the stupidity of the drunken squires, the panic of the tender sex, and the never-to-be-shaken constancy of the multitude.

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