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The apostle Peter and a paradox

It was a saying of the same Mr Fox, that his graces did him most hurt, and his sins most good. A paradox; but by our temptations, we know his meaning. As pain easeth a Christian, death revives him, dissolution unites him, so corruption clarifies him.

I dare be bold to say (saith Augustine) that it is good for proud persons to fall into some foul sin, that they may be humbled, as Peter was, and so saved.

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It is truth.

 

Let all the nations be gathered together, and let the people be assembled: who among them can declare this, and shew us former things? let them bring forth their witnesses, that they may be justified: or let them hear, and say, It is truth. (Isaiah 43:9)

It is truth. That there is but one true God.

Phocylides did say so, εις μονος εστι Θεος, & c.

Socrates suffered for holding this truth at Athens.

Plato held the same, but dared not speak out. These are his words:

It is neither easy to find out the maker of all things, nor safe to communicate to the common people what we have found out of him. Continue reading “It is truth.”

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