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... *here that ancient church languished above sixty years ia solitude and
obscurity.* They still enjoyed the comfort □ making frequent and devout visits to
the holy city, and the hope of being one day restored to those seats which tab
nature and ...
13 In ft few years ifter the return of the church of Jeru- ftlem, it became a natter of
doubt and controversy, whether i man who sincerely acknowledged Jesus as the
Messiah, but who still continued to observe the law of Moses, could pably hope ...
... upon ear till the time appointed for the last and general resurrectk So pleasing
was this hope to the mind of believers, that t New Jerusalem, the seat of this
blissful kingdom, w quickly adorned with all the gayest colours of the iuiagir tion.
A charitable hope might perhaps be in- in favour of Socrates, or some other
sages of anti- , who had consulted the light of reason before that of gospel had
arisen.J But it was unanimously affirmed, !« of futurity with great spirit and
... of women, ;jrressed by the consciousness, and very often by the effects, □ their
vices. As they er'trged from sin and superstition totbe glorious hope of immortality,
they resolved to devote pemselyes to a life, not only of virtue, but of penitence.
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Band 1
Eingeschränkte Leseprobe - 1995