An Inquiry Into the Accordancy of War with the Principles of Christianity: And an Examination of the Philosophical Reasoning by which it is Defended; with Observations on Some of the Causes of War and on Some of Its Effects
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Page 229 - I will cause the sun to go down at noon, and I will darken the earth in a clear day; and I will turn your feasts into mourning, and all your songs into lamentation, and I will make it as the mourning of an only son.
Page 70 - Christian martyrs, believed so too. The time has been, when those who killed good men thought " they did God service"* But let the succeeding declaration be applied by our present objectors— " These things will they do unto you, because they have not known the Father nor
Page 96 - And the same truth is delivered by much higher authority than that of Horace, and in much stronger language :—" If a man's ways please the Lord, he maketh even his enemies to be at peace with him." The reader of American history will recollect that in the be'ginning of the last century, a desultory and most dreadful warfare was carried on by
Page 50 - When the betrayers and murderers of Jesus Christ approached him, his followers asked " Shall we smite with the sword ?" And without waiting for an answer, one of them drew " his sword, and smote the servant of the High Priest, and cut off his right ear."—
Page 145 - when they, which were about him, saw what would follow, they said unto him, Lord, shall we smite with the sword?" but he gave no answer then. Luke xxii. 49. 3. Is not this the most striking of that class of passages, in which our
Page 45 - Have peace one with another.—By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another. Walk with all lowliness and meekness, with long-suffering, forbearing one another in love. Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another ; love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous, not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing. Follow after love, patience,
Page 148 - But ye shall not be so; but he that is greatest among you, let him be as the younger: and he that is chief, as he that serveth.
Page 68 - Some of the commands under the law, Christianity requires us to disobey. If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of his father, &c. all the men of the city shall stone him with stones that he die.* If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, entice
Page 145 - the act of Peter. But not content with this unequivocal proof of disapprobation, he adds, " Put up again thy sword into its place, for all they that take the sword shall perish with the sword.
Page 34 - As long as mankind," says Gibbon, " shall continue to bestow more liberal applause on their destroyers than on their benefactors, the thirst of military glory will ever be the vice of the most exalted characters."^; " 'Tis strange to imagine," says the Earl of Shaftesbury, " that war, which of all things appears the most savage, should be the passion