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" 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... "
A Dictionary of Christian Biography, Literature, Sects and Doctrines: Being ... - Page 36
edited by - 1882
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Precious truth

...Word of God. The mere word of man must be held to be absolutely of NO account. Are you not exhorted to ' prove all things, and hold fast that which is good'? and what is the only proof, tho only test, the only measure, but the Scriptures ? We must prove all things...
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The Youth's Magazine: Or, Evangelical Miscellany

Church work with youth - 1836
...conclusive argument; as opposed to dogmatism and groundless assumption that they may for themselves learn to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good." And in order that they may evince, in all cases, a becoming mistrust of their own powers, we may, perhaps,...
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The Freethinking Christians' magazine

1812
...us for them, will shew that they are enemies to truth and Christianity (which exhorts its followers to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good), and must expose themselves to the judgments denounced against persecutors. We conclude by observing, that...
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Ancient Christianity, & the doctrines of the Oxford Tracts for the times ...

Isaac Taylor - 1812
..." a wise and good man," and who lived eighteen hundred years ago, commanded those to whom he wrote to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good ;" and also to " reject old wives' fables." But must we think St. Gregory to have been an "old wife?" or if...
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Letters on Unitarianism: Addressed to the Members of the First Presbyterian ...

Samuel Miller - Unitarianism - 1821 - 312 pages
...warned against believing every spirit ; we are commanded to try the spirits whether they are of God ; to prove all things, • and hold fast that which is good. And with the language of the Bible, the spirit of the pious has, in all ages, most strikingly agreed. This...
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The Trials with the Defences at Large of Mrs. Jane Carlile ...: Being the ...

Freedom of the press - 1825
...Gentlemen, il Christianity he part and parcel of the law of the land, then it must he part of that law to "prove all things and hold fast that which is good ; and to judge fur ourselves that which is right.'' But how shall we do it, if the Bridge-street Association...
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The Scripture doctrine of the divinity of our Lord Jesus Christ, and other ...

John Mitchel (Presbyterian minister.) - 1828 - 262 pages
...false teachers ;" to " believe not every spirit j" but to " try the spirits, whether they be of God ;" to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good.'* And by what rule is this to be done ? Certainly not by the decrees and decisions of fallible men, but by...
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Choir-service vindicated, a sermon, Volume 1

Thomas Dudley Fosbroke - 1829
...concerned. He " commends himself to every man's conscience, in the fear of God." He importunes his Readers to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good;" and it is his fervent prayer, that God would vouchsafe both to them and him " a right understanding in...
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Liturgica: A Course of Nine Lectures on the Liturgy of the Church of England

John Ayre - 1833 - 258 pages
...feeling, which ought always to characterize the Christian, to omit, in what concerns the worship of God, to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good." And I am convinced, that a true and candid inquiry will demonstrate the Church of England to be, in her...
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On Confirmation: a sermon

Joseph Benson (D.D.) - 1835
...longer a sealed volume—it was opened to the nation—we were enabled to follow St. Paul's counsel, " to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good." And not less remarkable is it, that not only the three hundredth year of this great event should come round...
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