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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
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An Address, Introductory to the Fourth Course of the Franklin Lectures ...

Charles Follen - Art and industry - 1835 - 30 pages
...Christians we are commanded " to call no man master ; " " to judge of ourselves what is right ;" " to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good ; " and the faithful seeker is encouraged by the promise that " he shall know the truth, and the truth shall...
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Discussion on the Existence of God and the Authenticity of the Bible

Origen Bacheler, Robert Dale Owen - Atheism - 1840 - 126 pages
...subject, or hold us back from following truth, lead where she may ; but, on the contrary, it directs us to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good." And there is no risk of a hell in believing it, supposing scepticism to be true. This was the risk of which...
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The Christian reformer; or, Unitarian magazine and review [ed. by R. Aspland].

Robert Aspland - 1840
...escaped. My answer to such as now find fault with my religious principles is this — Are we not commanded to prove all things and hold fast that which is good? and does not this command imply a capability on our part of proving and of judging what is good ? 1 have...
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The Works of Charles Follen: Miscellaneous writings: On the future state of ...

Charles Follen - Unitarianism - 1841
...Christianity. Christians are commanded to " call no man master"; to "judge of themselves what is right"; "to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good " ; and the faithful seeker is encouraged by the promise, that "he shall know the truth, and the truth shall...
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The Presbyterian review and religious journal, Volume 16

1843
...twilight, and the two playing fast and loose with the conscience, which in the way of earnest experiment is to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good; and with the understanding, which has a wide range for its exercise in Christianity historically considered,...
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Difficulties of a Young Clergyman in Times of Division

Emma Newton - Clergy - 1844 - 285 pages
...as an article of faith which has not the express warrant of holy scripture ; and the Bible tells me to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good ; and that is quite as wide a range as I can desire for my private judgment.' Potter opened his lips with...
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The Universalist Miscellany, Volume 3

Universalism - 1846
...no means follows that the mind has no agency in deciding what it will believe. The Bible requires us to prove all things and hold fast that which is good, and to try the spirits in order to see whether they be of God or of men. Here is a great duty expressly...
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The Christian witness and church members' magazine [ed. by J ..., Volume 4

John Campbell
...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.' " And further, the errors of the Fathers must satisfy every one that their Tradition was never intended for...
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The Congregational magazine [formerly The London Christian ..., Volume 9

1845
...himself, eve one is bound to examine for himself, " to search the Scriptures whether the; things be to— to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good," and that tl right of private judgment is sacred and inalienable ; that Christ has establish* church on...
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Mesmerism in India, and Its Practical Application in Surgery and Medicine

James Esdaile - Mesmerism - 1846 - 287 pages
...work of the creature. 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;" and this can be done in Mesmerism, as in anything else: the abuse, and not the use of any great power,...
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