The Duty of Paying Tribute Enforced: In Letters to the Rev. Dr. John Brown, Occasioned by His Resisting the Payment of the Annuity Tax

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John Johnstone, 1838 - Church and state - 95 pages

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Page xi - Blow ye the trumpet in Zion, and sound an alarm in my holy mountain : let all the inhabitants of the land tremble : for the day of the Lord cometh, for it is nigh at hand ; a day of darkness and of gloominess, a day of clouds and of thick darkness...
Page xi - It is darkness, and not light; as if a man fled from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house and leaned with his hand against the wall, and a serpent bit him.
Page 14 - God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid; for he beareth not the sword in vain: for he is the minister of God, a revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. 5 Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake.
Page 14 - For he is the minister of God to thee for good. But if thou do that which is evil, be afraid: For he beareth not the sword in vain: For he is the minister of God, A revenger to execute wrath upon him that doeth evil. Wherefore ye must needs be subject, not only for wrath, But also for conscience sake.
Page xii - Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity [The Day of the Lord] : the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Page 68 - For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the Lord, He hath also rejected thee from being king.
Page xii - Come, my people, Enter thou into thy chambers, And shut thy doors about thee : Hide thyself as it were for a little moment, 15 Until the indignation be overpast.
Page 44 - ... so long as the established government cannot be resisted or changed without public inconveniency, it is the will of God that the established government be obeyed, and no longer. . . . This principle being admitted, the justice of every particular case of resistance is reduced to a computation of the quantity of the danger and grievance on the one side, and of the probability and expense of redressing it on the other.
Page xi - Woe unto you that desire the day of the Lord! to what end is it for you ? the day of the Lord is darkness, and not light. As if a man did flee from a lion, and a bear met him; or went into the house, and leaned his hand on the wall, and a serpent bit him. Shall not the .day of the Lord be darkness, and not light ? even very dark, and no brightness in it?
Page x - My son, fear thou the LORD and the king : and meddle not with them that are given to change...

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