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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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The Scottish magazine, and churchman's review

1851
...same; nor can such diversity lessen our obligations to search after this truth, since we are commanded to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good;" and this text shews, at the same time, that truth must be attainable, for otherwise we should not be commanded...
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An Exposition of Views Respecting the Principal Facts, Causes, and ...

Adin Ballou - Spiritualism - 1852 - 256 pages
...his objection to the winds. Then he will take his winnowing-sieve into this investigation, resolved to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good." And then he will see that these same lies, contradictions, incongruities, and puerilities, by which he...
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An Exposition of Views Respecting the Principal Facts, Causes and ...

Adin Ballou - Spirit writings - 1853 - 258 pages
...his objection to the winds. Then he will take his winno wing-sieve into this investigation, resolved to "prove all things, and hold fast that "which is good." And then he will see that these same lies, contradictions, incongruities, and puerilities, by which he...
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Plain Papers on Prophetic & Other Subjects

1854 - 476 pages
...review, and to meet the difficulties of inquirers, is all that remains of the present work. God grant us to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good ; and in all our inquiries may we have no object bm his glory, no motive but his love, no trust but in the teaching...
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The General Baptist repository, and Missionary observer [afterw ..., Volume 15

1854
...folly, in grossness of affection, dulness of apprehension, and blindness of intellect. It enjoins us to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good ; and pronounces an eulogium upon the men of Berea, who searched the Scriptures daily, examining whether...
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The Western World Revisited

Henry Caswall - Atlantic States - 1854 - 351 pages
...turned to the subject of fulness. Faith and reason were intended to go together. We were H required to " prove all things," and "hold fast that which is good;" and the carrying out of this precept would lead us neither to the meagreness of Geneva nor to the meretricious...
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The future of Russia: or, an answer to the question, how will the great ...

John Gaylord - Bible - 1855 - 191 pages
...very wrong in many other respects, yet they have spread much light on this subject, and my method is "to prove all things and hold fast that which is good," and like the honey bee, I care not from what source I gather truth, if it be really truth, I am ready to...
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Friends Intelligencer, Volume 14

Society of Friends - 1858
...from MARY BBOTHERTON, to her friend John Hall. Esteemed Friend : — I being of the number that desire to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good, and not having my understanding biased by other men's conceivings, I have liberty to read all people's...
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The doctrine of the Atonement deduced from Scripture, and vindicated from ...

John Cotter MacDonnell - 1858
...this inquiry, so that the assaults which have been made on the doctrine of the Atonement may lead us to " prove all things, and hold fast that which is good," and cling with more hearty faith " to him that loved us, and washed us from our sins in his own blood,...
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Evidence of the Truth of the Christian Religion Derived from the Literal ...

Alexander Keith - 1859
...it is ever the prescribed duty of all, who profess to believe in the gospel, to search and to try, " to prove all things, and hold fast that which is good," and to " be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh them a reason of the hope that is in...
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