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it is supposed that he beats by dre tory burch outlet can possibly arrive at truth in many situations. In Ireland, for instance, the peasant is beset on both sides by conflicting claims of ecclesiastical authority. Now if the Scriptural appeal be rejected as above his powers, what more simple and easy test can be substituted ? I would ask then, is such an one, however sincerely and candidly tory burch shoes he may desire to ascertain the truth, left destitute of the means? Is his choice between the two forms of Christi¬anity a matter of absolute indifference ?And here for the present I would will¬ingly pause. It has been my endeavour throughout this introductory Lecture to exhibit the arguments most convincing to my own Monster headphones mind as to the supremacy of the Bible as the great tory burch outlet standard to which the ultimate appeal must always lie; but I have been equally anxious to maintain, in due subordination to this, the importance of an educated ministry, as the faithful guides to the people to qualify them for making this appeal with advantage; and I would strongly urge on that ministry the necessity of preparing themselves for their high office by every appropriate preliminary study. Let the Bible itself be their first, their great, their constant object of atten¬tion ; but let them not neglect in their proper place and relation any useful dr dre headphones subsi¬diary means of interpretation; and least of all, let them throw aside the judicious study of Christian antiquity.With these views, having thus laid the foundation in the paramount authority of the holy Scriptures, I shall endeavour in the following Lectures, faithfully, I trust, however imperfectly, to offer such assist¬ance as I may to the younger student, who may be desirous of undertaking for himself the candid examination of the most inte¬resting Christian remains of the first three centuries. These I would class under three leading divisions, as suggested tory burch outlet by the joint consideration of their age and schools.1. The Apostolical Fathers, Clemens Romanus, Ignatius, and Polycarp.2. The Philosophical and Alexandrian Fathers, beats by dre Justin, Athenagoras, Clemens, Alexandrinus, and Origen.3. The more dogmatic Fathers of the Western Church, Irenseus, Tertullian, and Cyprian.I propose to conclude the brief and sum¬mary survey, which alone my span will allow, with the period when tory burch outlet the establish¬ment of Christianity as the religion of the empire allowed the Church vibram five fingers to utter her sentiments with her five fingers united voice tory burch outlet in General Councils, and it therefore remains no longer necessary to educe those sentiments from the collation of her individual writers.I shall indeed Monster Beats be prevented, by the limits I have thus prescribed to myself, from enter¬ing into Discount The North Face Jackets the rich field presented by the able and eloquent writers who so richly adorned the fourth tory burch coupon century. tory burch coupon
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saith he, " that every word and every work should be accre¬dited by the testimony of the inspired Scripturea."" Let the inspired Scriptures ever be our umpire, and on whichever side the doc¬trines are found accordant to the divine word, to that side the award of truth may with entire certainty be given."Lastly, " It is the duty tory burch outlet of hearers, when they have been instructed in the five fingers Scrip¬tures, to try and examine by them the things spoken by their teachers, to receive whatever is consonant to those Scriptures, and to reject whatever is alien; for thus they will comply with the injunction of St. Paul, to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good."These last quotations form a complete summary of all that I have myself wished to inculcate on this important subject, tory burch outlet and I feel that I cannot better conclude than by leaving the impression of so tory burch shoes much higher an authority on your minds. May He, into accordance tory burch outlet with whose will and tory burch outlet word we would bring every thought and word of ours, graft his own beats by dre truth inwardly in your hearts. LECTURE II.REV. ii. 13.Thou boldest fad my Monster headphones name, and hast not denied my faith, even in those days in which my faithful martyr was slain among you.I HAVE already, in my Introductory Lecture, proposed as the subject of the present course, the analytical examination of the remains of the earlier Christian Fathers; considering this as the only satis¬factory mode dr dre headphones of forming a correct estimate of the real import and value of the vestiges of primitive tradition which remain to us, and of the just application of such materials to the purposes of theological science.In the Lecture of the present day, it is my intention to commence this design, by the consideration of the genuine remains of those called the Apostolical Fathers; the actual companions and immediate suc¬cessors of the inspired founders of our Monster Beats faith. A description it is surely impos-b 2 sible to repeat, without the associated feelings of beats by dre the most reverential regard.The first of these whom we shall be called to notice, Clement of Rome, must especially claim these sentiments of the deepest deference ; for St. Paul himself Discount The North Face Jackets has borne the strongest testimony to his active merits and holy character, as his own fellow-labourer, vibram five fingers whose name was written in the book of lifea. The cotem- porary of the Apostles in date, and their unwearied coadjutor in evangelical labour, he was no less closely connected with them by identity of spirit. We have un¬happily but one short Epistle which can with any confidence be regarded as a genuine work of this first tory burch outlet and most vene¬rable of the uninspired transmitters of our faith. Small as it is in compass, Eusebius has forcibly expressed the sense which the primitive Church entertained of the mag¬nitude of its interest and importance
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