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The Assassination of Abraham Lincoln: And the Attempted Assassination of ... - Page 404
by United States. Dept. of State - 1866 - 717 pages
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The Life of Calvin

Humanists - 1799 - 200 pages
...is written, •" The wrath of man shall praise thee," Psa. Ixxvi. 10. It has passed into a proverb that " the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church;" and so it proved now. Francis, wishing to exhibit in some conspicuous manner his zeal for the church of...
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The Divine Theory: A System of Divinity, Founded Wholly Upon ..., Volume 2

Joshua Spalding - Theology, Doctrinal - 1812 - 340 pages
...effects of martyrdom in the first ages of the gospel church were notorious. It then became a proverb, that The blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church. And it was in this way, as their tribulation and patience so clearly disclosed the truth of God, that this...
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Evangelical Magazine and Missionary Chronicle, Volume 16

Missions - 1838 - 716 pages
...cause is the cause of God, of truth, of holiness ; and is, therefore, destined to prevail ; they know that " the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church ;" and the concurrent testimony of ecclesiastical history, and missionary experience, demonstrate the fact,...
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The Lion [ed. by R. Carlile]., Volume 1

844 pages
...Evidences of the Christian religion, stands on this argument alone. The avowed axiom of his reasoning is, that . the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church, and never could corollary be more consequential than that if there was not blood enough, there couldn't...
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An apology for the life & character of the celebrated prophet of Arabia ...

Godfrey Higgins - 1829 - 130 pages
...whether they were really the descendants of the tribes or not. 72 The experience of all ages has taught, that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church ; and that the sword and faggot never succeeded in making proselytes. We occasionally see a Jew really converted...
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Hansard's Parliamentary Debates

Great Britain. Parliament - Great Britain - 1879 - 1136 pages
...the two right hon. Gentlemen, and the one disciple whom they are able to count between them. We know that "the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church," and perhaps it is with the view of adding to the number of his followers that my right hon. Friend has...
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An account of the life of ... John Richardson

John Richardson - 1832 - 374 pages
...things, especially the great sufferings of many of our faithful friends, put me in mind of that saying, that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church ; and in this case, I believe it will be fulfilled in its season, One passage happened, which I think not...
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Memoirs of the Life, Religious Experience, and Labours in the Gospel of ...

James Gough - 1832 - 436 pages
...things, especially the great sufferings of many of our faithful friends, put me in mind of that saying, that the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church ; and in this case, I believe it will be fill tilled in its season. One passage happened, which I think not...
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The Congressional Globe

United States. Congress - United States - 1834 - 852 pages
...that public confidence in them cannot be easily shaken. Let us go forward and do our duty, remembering that " the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the church;" and complete by our success the entire overthrow of this dangerous institution. For two months previous...
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The Scottish Christian Herald, Volumes 1-2

Church history - 1837 - 844 pages
...Scottish martyr. It has often been remarked, as confirmed by the history of the world in all ageĢ, that " the blood of the martyrs is the seed of the Church." And this was fully exemplified in the case of Hamilton. From the hour of his death, Protestant principles...
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