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" Christianity been on trial. What have been its fruits? More or less in all places, pride and indolence in the Clergy; ignorance and servility in the laity; in both, superstition, bigotry and persecution. "
Niles' National Register - Page 290
1817
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A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia

Robert Baylor Semple - Baptists - 1810 - 514 pages
...the ages prior to its incorporation with civil policy. Propofe a reftoration of this primitive ftate, in which its teachers depended on the voluntary rewards of their flocks, many of them predict its downfall. On which fide ought their teftimony to have greateft weight, when for, or when againft their...
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A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America: And ..., Volume 2

David Benedict - Baptists - 1813 - 588 pages
...persecution. Inquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre ; those of every sect point to the ages prior...teachers depended on the voluntary rewards of their Hocks, many of them predict its downfal. On which side ought their testimony to have the greatest weight,...
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A General History of the Baptist Denomination in America: And ..., Volume 2

David Benedict - Baptists - 1813 - 592 pages
...persecution. Inquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in wbich it appeared in its greatest lustre ; those of every sect point to the ages prior...primitive state, in which its teachers depended on the voluntaryrewards of their flocks, many of them predict its downfal. On which side ought their tektimony...
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A Memorial and Remonstrance, on the Religious Rights of Man: Written in 1784 ...

James Madison - Church and state - 1828 - 16 pages
...persecution. Inquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre ; those of every sect point to the ages prior...rewards of their flocks : many of them predict its downfall. On which side ought their testimony to have the greatest weight, when for, or when against...
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Three Years in North America, Volume 2

James Stuart - North America - 1833 - 632 pages
...persecution. Inquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre, those of every sect point to the ages prior...downfal. On which side ought their testimony to have greatest weight, when for, or when against their interest ? " Because, The establishment in question...
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History of the Life and Times of James Madison, Volume 1

William Cabell Rives - History - 1859 - 702 pages
...persecution. Inquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre : those of every sect point to the ages prior...rewards of their flocks : many of them predict its downfall. On which side ought their testimony to have greatest weight ? when for, or when against,...
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The Two Republics: Or, Rome and the United States of America

Alonzo Trévier Jones - Church history - 1891 - 1046 pages
...Inquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest luster ; those of every sect point to the ages prior to its...rewards of their flocks; — many of them predict its downfall. On which side ought their testimony to have greatest weight ; — when for, or when against,...
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A History of the Rise and Progress of the Baptists in Virginia

Robert Baylor Semple, George William Beale - Baptists - 1894 - 854 pages
...persecution. Enquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre. Those of every sect point to the ages prior...rewards of their flocks, many of them predict its downfall. On which side ought their testimony to have greatest weight, when for or when against their...
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Documentary History of the Struggle for Religious Liberty in Virginia

Charles Fenton James - Freedom of religion - 1899 - 284 pages
...persecution. Enquire of the teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre. Those of every sect point to the ages prior...rewards of their flocks, many of them predict its downfall. On which side ought their testimony to have greatest weight, when for or when against their...
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The Writings of James Madison: 1783-1787

James Madison - Constitutional history - 1901 - 440 pages
...persecution. Enquire of the Teachers of Christianity for the ages in which it appeared in its greatest lustre ; those of every sect, point to the ages prior...rewards of their flocks ; many of them predict its downfall. On which side ought their testimony to have greatest weight, when for or when against their...
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