Priestcraft defended. A sermon occasioned by the expulsion of six young gentlemen from the University of Oxford, for praying, reading, and expounding the Scriptures. By the Shaver

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Edes and Gill, 1771 - Methodism - 24 pages
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Page 28 - Now when Daniel knew that the writing was signed, he went into his house ; and his windows being open in his chamber toward Jerusalem, he kneeled upon his knees three times a day, and prayed, and gave thanks before his God, as he did aforetime.
Page 20 - Dr. , [Dixon,] one of the heads of houses present, observed, that as these six gentlemen were expelled for having too much religion, it would be very proper to inquire into the conduct of some who had too little ; and Mr.
Page 35 - And in thofe days, when the number of the difciples was " multiplied, and the word of God increafed, and the " number of the difciples multiplied in Jerufalem greatly, " and a great company of the priefts were obedient to the
Page 45 - My Thanks, and the Nation's, to the Doctors be given, Those Guardians of Virtue, those Porters of Heaven For their timely wise Care in suppressing the Growth Of praying, expounding, and hymn-singing Youth. Should praying be suffer'd by our learned Sages (What has not been known in Ox . . . d for Ages) Instead of gay Parsons, with Cassock and Band, There would be none but Puritans all o'er the Land. Expounding the Scriptures! this still is more wicked, Therefore from college be they instant kicked,...
Page 20 - ... orator of the university gives a full account of the case of Mr. W — 11 — ng, a friend of his oratorship's, who was charged upon oath with the above said contempt of the scripture, and ridicule of the miracles of Moses and Christ. The proofs were so point blank against the said Rev. Mr.
Page 10 - Oxford, were expelled the univer- , fityť for holding methodiftical tenets, and taking upon them to pray, read, and expound the fcripturcs, and fing hymns in a private houfe.
Page 21 - Candidate for holy orders was drunk when he ridiculed revealed religion ; and yet he got into orders; and yet he continues a member of the University ! There is a vulgar proverb indeed,

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