Mede's Apostasy of the latter times, with an intr. by T.D. Gregg

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byJoseph Mede

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... CHAP. III. THAT THE WORSHIP OF SAINTS AND THEIR RELIQUES WAS BROUGHT IN AND PROMOTED BY THE HYPOCRISY OF LIARS, 'OR BY LYING MIRACLES.--NO MENTION OF MIRACLES DONE BY THE BODIES OR RELIQUES OF MARTYRS IN THE FIRST 300 YEARS AFTER CHRIST: NOR WAS THE MEDIATION OF MARTYRS BELIEVED IN THE FIRST AGES OF THE CHURCH.--THAT THE GENTILES' IDOLATRY OF DEMONS WAS ADVANCED BY LYING MIRACLES, PROVED OUT OF EUSEBICS, TERTULLIAN AND CHRYSOSTEM. _DUT now I come to shew how this prediction of our Apostle hath been accomplished; how the cousenaye and feigning ofliarsvias the means whereby the DOCTRINE OF DEMONS was advanced in the Church; I mean the deifying and worshipping of saints and angels, the adoring and templing of reliques, the bowing down to images, the worshipping of crosses as new idol-columns, the worshipping of the breaden God or any other visible thing whatsoever upon supposal of any Divinity therein: all which I have proved to be nothing else but the Gentiles' idolatrous theology of demons revived among Christians. The first of these, the deifying and invocating of saints and adoring reliques, is the most ancient for time of all the rest, and began to appear in the Church presently after the death of Julian the Apostate, who was the last Heathen Emperor. The grounds and occasions whereof were most strange reports of wonders shewed upon those who approached the shrines of martyrs, and prayed at their memoriesf and sepulchres; devils were charmed, diseases cured, the blind saw, the lame walked, yea the dead revived, and other the like: which the doctors of those times for the most part avouched to be done by the power and prayers of the glorified martyrs, and by the notice they took of men's devotions at their sepulchres; though vroxfio-s '.$ooyM. f Their m...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1836. Excerpt: ... CHAP. III. THAT THE WORSHIP OF SAINTS AND THEIR RELIQUES WAS BROUGHT IN AND PROMOTED BY THE HYPOCRISY OF LIARS, 'OR BY LYING M...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:February 1, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217234003

ISBN - 13:9780217234009

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