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The Death Penalty for Heresy | John Calvin

John Calvin,
Commentary on Zechariah 13:3

And it shall come to pass, that when any shall yet prophesy, then his father and his mother that begat him shall say unto him, Thou shalt not live; for thou speakest lies in the name of the LORD: and his father and his mother that begat him shall thrust him through when he prophesieth. 1,338 more words

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Joining a Brass Band

Some of the brethren who desire to take a leading part in the church work joined a brass band. They would engage in band practice during our protracted meeting, at the same hour of service. 525 more words

David Lipscomb

THE SANCTITY OF HUMAN AUTHORITY

 

 

Thomas Jefferson famously stated in the Declaration of Independence that “to secure these rights governments are instituted among men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed. 964 more words

Morality / Ethics

George Gillespie: Nihil Respondes

Nihil Respondes: OR, A DISCOVERY OF The extream unsatisfactorinesse of Master Colemans Peece, published last weeke under the Title of A Brotherly Examination re-examined.
Wherein, his self-contradictions: his yeel­ding of some things, and not answering to other things Objected against him: His abusing of Scripture: His errors in Divinity: His abusing of the Parliament, and indan­gering their Authority: His abusing of the Assembly: His Calumnies, and namely against the Church of Scotland, and against my selfe: The repug­nancy of his Doctrin to the solemne League and Covenant, are plainly demonstrated. 12,483 more words

Civil Magistrate

The Basest of Cultures

In the grand sweep of history, the United States of America are but a blip in the timeline.  Since the end of World War II, we’ve been recognized as the most powerful nation in the world.   1,180 more words

Culture

Singing our way into the vision of the Beatitudes: Robert Foster's 'Hymn XI'

In 1818 at Portsmouth, New Hampshire Robert Foster (1789?-1835) used the presses at the Gazette office to print a pamphlet of twenty-two pages containing one dozen hymns.   743 more words

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