American Unitarianism: Or, a Brief History of "The Progress and Present State of the Unitarian Churches in America" : Compiled from Documents and Information Communicated by the Rev. James Freeman, D. D. and William Wells, Jun. Esq. of Boston, and from Other Unitarian Gentlemen in this Country
Nathaniel Willis, 1815 - Unitarian Universalist churches - 48 pages
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Page 4 - BUT there were false prophets also among the people, even as there shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord that bought them, and bring upon themselves swift destruction.
Page 23 - Wherefore I take you to record this day, that I am pure from the blood of all men. For I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of God.
Page xiii - THE Son, which is the Word of the Father, begotten from everlasting of the Father, the very and eternal God, and of one substance with the Father, took Man's nature in the womb of the blessed Virgin, of her substance...
Page 13 - God, the first-born of every creature ; for by him were all things created that are in heaven and that are in earth, visible and invisible, whether they be thrones, or dominions, or principalities, or powers, all things were created by him and for him ; and he is before all things, and by him all things consist. And he is the head of the body, the church ; who is the beginning, the first-born from the dead, that in all things he might have the pre-eminence.
Page 55 - For as the Father raiseth up the dead, and quickeneth them ; even so the Son quickeneth whom he will.
Page 32 - He feedeth on ashes : a deceived heart hath turned him aside, that he cannot deliver his soul, nor say, Is there not a lie in my right hand...
Page 47 - If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed : for he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds.
Page 23 - Reason is natural revelation, whereby the eternal Father of light and fountain of all knowledge, communicates to mankind that portion of truth which he has laid within the reach of their natural faculties: revelation is natural reason enlarged by a new set of discoveries communicated by God immediately; which reason vouches the truth of, by the testimony and proofs it gives that they come from God. So that he that takes away reason to make way for revelation, puts out the light of both...
Page 13 - Giving thanks unto the Father, which hath made us meet to be partakers of the inheritance of the saints in light; who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated us into the kingdom of his dear Son: In whom we have redemption, through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins...