Cotton Mather

Cotton Mather

American colonist and writer
What was it that obliged Jerome to write his book, Concerning Illustrious Men? It was the common reproach of old cast upon Christians, 'That they were all poor, weak, unlearned men.' The sort of men sometime called 'Puritans' in the English nation have been reproached with the same character. . . But when truth shall have liberty to speak, it will be known that Christianity never was more expressed unto the life than in the lives of the persons that have been thus reproached.More Cotton Mather quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
If we admit instrumental musick in the worship of God, how can we resist the imposition of all the instruments used among the ancient Jews?—yea, dancing as well as playing, and several other Judaic actions? or, how can we decline a whole rabble of church-officers, necessary to be introduced for instrumental musick, whereof our Lord Jesus Christ hath left us no manner of direction?More Cotton Mather quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Is this dying? Is this all? Is this what I feared when I prayed against a hard death? Oh, I can bear this! I can bear this!More Cotton Mather quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I will now teach my son Increase (and others of my children) the way of raising a lesson out of every verse in his reading of the Bible; and of turning it into a Prayer; and engage him (and them) unto a daily Course in reading the Bible in such a wayMore Cotton Mather quotes [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Ah! destructive Ignorance, what shall be done to chase thee out of the World!More Cotton Mather quotes [07/22/2011 04:07:38]

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