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Page 79 - Unto the pure all things are pure : but unto them that are defiled and unbelieving is nothing pure ; but even their mind and conscience is defiled.
Page 162 - Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites ! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, and say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets.
Page 1 - And there arose a great cry : and the scribes that were of the Pharisees' part arose, and strove, saying, We find no evil in this man : but if a spirit or an angel hath spoken to him, let us not fight against God.
Page 87 - The object of man's life here clearly is — to separate the good from the evil ; " to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good...
Page 79 - I know, and am persuaded by the Lord Jesus, that there is nothing unclean of itself: but to him that esteemeth any thing to be unclean, to him it is unclean.
Page 19 - There are many facts which have come under my observation equally convincing of the intelligence and utility of the communications from these unseen agents, who I now believe are continually about us, and more perfectly acquainted with all our ways, and even our thoughts, than we are with each other. But the fact in reference to my friend PICKARD is what you desire. He was at my house on Friday afternoon, April 6, 1849.
Page 58 - In which the bias, prejudice, predilection, or will of the medium, evidently governed and characterized the demonstrations. In these cases, the answers given to questions, the doctrines taught, and the peculiar leanings of communications spelled out, were so obviously fashioned by the medium's own mind, as to leave no doubt of the fact. In absolute confirmation of this, questions have been written out and presented to the medium, with a request that the answers should, if possible, be given thus...
Page 41 - And back it came, as though it were carried on the head of some one who had not suited his position to a perfect equipoise, the balance being sometimes in favor of one side, and then the other. • But it regained its first position. In the meantime the 'demonstrations' grew louder and louder. The family commenced, and sung the 'spirit's
Page 31 - God chose the foolish things of the world to confound the wise ; and weak things of the world, to confound the things which are mighty ; and base things of the world, and things which are despised, yea and things which are not, to bring to nought things that are.