The Best Refvge for the Most Oppressed: In a Sermon Preached to the Honourable House of Commons at Their Solemne Fast, March 30, 1642

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E. Brewster and I. Burroughs, 1642 - 62 pages

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Page 57 - So I returned, and considered all the oppressions that are done under the sun: and behold the tears of such as were oppressed, and they had no comforter; and on the side of their oppressors there was power; but they had no comforter. Wherefore I praised the dead which are already dead more than the living which are yet alive.
Page 50 - Maker, who hath ftretched forth the heavens, and laid the foundations of the earth; and haft feared continually every day, becaufe of the fury of the oppreffor...
Page 40 - Earth which was without ferme and void, unto the perfecting of the world, in which worke nothing is defective, nothing redundant. We looke at a fetled peace with perfect Reformation, as a great, great way off, efpying millions of impediments, difficulties and oppofifcions in the way on this fide it : yet this meditation may encourage. 5 Therfbre the Lord can difpatch his mighty Aas Gen.i.|i. fpeedily, For inftxeiayes he created the Heave╗ ana the & lflt Earth, with ли the hoft of them.
Page 40 - Reformation, in comparifoa of the Malignant Party, who oppofe our hopes and welfare, yet may we pluck up our hearts with comfort pf.ź4 8, from this confideration, That our helpe ▀andeth in the name of the Lord, who made Heaven ana Earth. 4. Therefore God can effeol his defignes,notwirh...
Page 18 - Selah. Now this lets in the fecond part of the Text to be profecutcd., which I called the Predicate in the Propofition, wherein God is by a Metaphor both made knowne and made over to his owne people, as their defence and deliverer.
Page 16 - Acknowledgement without amendment will be no prevention of wrath, but rather a further provocation. Wheras repentance may make way for our efcape, when judgement is at the doore : *^fnd they fut away the ▀range godí, few among them, and Cods foule veas grieved fer Ion.
Page 61 - Sacrament oÝ the Lords Supper. 6. The oppofition made againft the power of Religion, is a grievous oppreffion. When fuch who are forwarder in holy courfes then others...
Page 37 - The sharped rebuke belongs unto them, who goe downc into hell for help in dangerous times, who rather make the Divell then God theii Refuge : Such I meane who betake them felves unto finfull fliiftsfor theprocuring of their fafery, when they fee a ftormc comming.
Page 48 - Lord, but we mould rather heart it before God in holy prayer,that we .may receive help .from him in times of need. 2. Your hearts rauft behave themfclves humbly before ┐Ý?/0r┐ ?fo Commons Houfe of Parliament. 49 fore the throne of grace╗ when you petition deliverance ftom the devouring opprcflours.

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