The Complete Works in Philosophy, Politics and Morals of the late Dr. Benjamin Franklin, Vol. 2 [of 3]

By Benjamin Franklin

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227 Christ the Center 186 Christ will come 234 Church Decisions 262 Church Membership 349 Church Organization 42 Classification of Missionary Men 244 Clerical Young Pastors 277 Come out of Babylon 471 Communion 217 Conclusion of the Year 498 Converting the Cities .
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it Possible to Arouse the People 138 Jesus Revealed as the Savior 379 Judgment the Ground of Repentance 202 Keep Politics out of the Church 160 Kind of Preachers and Preaching Needed 211 Knowing and not Doing 435 Laying the Corner Stone of a Catholic Cathedral 271 Lifted Above Sects and Parties 69 Light Within 61 Little Matters 53 Lord’s Day Meetings 270 Lotteries 11 Maintain a Pure Faith and Worship 289 Making the Bible Support Human Systems 71 Man’s Accountability .
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As the Spirit is the agent through whom the gospel is preached, and the gospel the instrument by which the Spirit makes believers, the agent is mentioned for the effect, which is belief—made believers by the Spirit and baptized into Christ, into one body.
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There is not one word in the New Covenant about the qualifications of a pastor, the election of one, the calling of one, or the installation of one.
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We are asked to define what we mean by one-idea ism, and explain to us how the universe is made up of atoms.
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While we hope, then, for the blessing of God upon us, and call upon God for his mercy, let us remember our fealty to him, and maintain our integrity to the day of his coming.
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But if they love the sect, party or denomination more than the Church of God, or the body of Christ, they will keep an eye to the sect, party or denomination; to their little side institutions of human device; every one of which originated with _men_, and without one scrap of _divine authority_; instead of rising to the grand and glorious institution ordained of God, with the Lord for its head, and the law of God for the rule of its faith and practice.
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We, therefore, take the cars, steamboat, stage, private conveyance, any means most convenient.
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We can see why a man should want information about a country or a place where he intends or expects to go, but why any man should always be talking about a country or place to which he does not intend or expect to go, we never could see.
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19-21: “Then they said, Behold, there is a feast of the Lord in Shiloh, yearly, in a place which is on the north side of Beth-el, on the east side of the highway, that goeth up from Beth-el to Shechem, and on the south of Lebonah.
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And she went forth and said to her mother, What shall I ask? And she said, The head of John the Baptist.
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Truly is this a mighty and wonderful achievement for mortals—poor, weak and dying mortals? It is overwhelming that _men_ should ever have projected, prosecuted, and completed such a conveyance as this, such a vast distance through this expanded and rugged region of country! But, vast as this achievement may appear, when we are looking at it as a _work of man_, it diminishes, dwindles and sinks into utter insignificance and nothingness, when we lift our eyes above it, to “the everlasting hills,” the workmanship of Him who “weighs the hills in a balance, and handles the isles as a very little thing.
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No man in this country, at this time, can preach simply the gospel of Christ.
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Then people who know not God will see, as many christians appear to fail to see, the propriety of the word in one of our hymns: “Let those refuse to sing who never knew our God.
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There is not an item in any religion in the world that is right that did not come from the Bible.
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no value unless it be the Lord’s work.
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If a man, or a certain body of men, wish to control the labors of a farmer or mechanic, and apply them as they may see proper, it is but the voice of reason and Scripture that they give him a reasonable compensation to support him while performing his labor.
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The plain truth of the Bible will _save us_; idle speculations will ruin us for this world and the world to come.
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