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1831 Excerpt: ...restrained, to some extent, their disposition to
censure and abuse the Pietists, but had not failed, when an
opportunity offered of doing it secretly, to throw out insinuations
with regard to them. Early in this year Francke preached a sermon
upon Matt. vii. 15--23.--" Beware of false prophets, which come to
you in sheep's clothing, but inwardly they are ravening wolves. Ye
shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or
figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good
fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit. A good tree
cannot bring forth evil fruit, neither can a corrupt tree bring
forth good fruit. Every tree that bringeth not forth good fruit is
hewn down, and cast into the fire. Wherefore by their fruits ye
shall know them. Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord,
shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will
of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day,
Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name
have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works?
And then I will profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from
me, ye that work iniquity"--in which, without any personal
references, he pointed out clearly, and emphatically, the
distinction between true and false prophets. The ministers of the
city, could not suppose him to have had any other object in view,
than that of attacking them, and accordingly took all that he had
said, to themselves. They replied immediately to his sermon, and in
a tone of great bitterness, and accused him before the " consistory
of injuries,"--a court which took cognizance of such cases. He was
called upon to answer to their charges, and to prove what he had
alleged against them. He st...
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Abraham Rezeau Brown
||246 x 189 x 2mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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