Godly sentence example

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  • Godly love is the highest of the spiritual gifts.
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  • The following year, 1532, parliament presented a petition to the king (which had been most carefully elaborated by the monarch's own advisers) containing twelve charges against the bishops, relating to their courts, fees, injudicious appointments and abusive treatment of heretics, which combined to cause an unprecedented and " marvellous disorder of the godly quiet, peace and tranquillity" of the realm.
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  • It is impossible here to follow the course of the strife, in which the godly were led by the earls of Gowrie and Angus.
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  • The preachers, with Lords Loudoun and Eglintoun, Argyll and Cassilis, armed and raised the godly, and occupied Edinburgh.
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  • It was often reissued with additions, The Godly Man's Portion in 1663, Heaven Opened in 1666, The World Conquered in 1668.
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  • Peter is saying that it is possible to live an increasingly godly life.
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  • The aim was to provoke true Godly jealousy - not to start a war among believers.
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  • Worsley was extremely zealous in persecuting Royalists, closing alehouses and working to promote a godly reformation in his region.
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  • Davies sees a strong compensation for this weakness in the idea of the godly commonwealth.
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  • Godly love is never self seeking, never selfish, an idea that we can hardly comprehend.
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  • Many people believe that when all of the virtuous and godly Knights Templars were murdered, a curse fell upon the human race for the rest of eternity.
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  • As followers rapidly increased they were compelled to hold their own Sunday services, and this naturally led them to appoint as preachers godly laymen possessing the gift of exhortation.
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  • His first letter from Cawood to Cecil told that he had not been well received, that the gentry were not "well-affected to godly religion and among the common people many superstitious practices remained."
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  • According to Lactantius, it prophesied the overthrow of Rome and the advent of Zeus to help the godly and destroy the wicked, but omitted all reference to the sending of the Son of God.
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  • By the king's desire he undertook the vindication of the practices of confirmation, absolution, private baptism and lay excommunication; he urged, but in vain, the reinforcement of an ancient canon, "that schismatics are not to be heard against bishops"; and in opposition to the Puritans' demand for certain alterations in doctrine and discipline, he besought the king that care might be taken for a praying clergy; and that, till men of learning and sufficiency could be found, godly homilies might be read and their number increased.
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  • He also published a book of sermons, Godly Fear, in 1664, and other less noticeable devotional compilations.
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  • At once the sacking of religious houses in Dundee, Lindores and Arbroath had begun; the hour of religious revolution had struck; but the godly were put down when the regent and the cardinal were so suddenly reconciled.
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  • There was image-burning by godly mobs in autumn; a threat of the social revolution, to begin at Whitsuntide, was issued on the 1st of January 1559, - " the Beggars' Warning."
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  • The appeal of the prophets, " is not for better institutions but for better men, not for the abolition of aristocratic privileges but for an honest and godly use of them."
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  • The township is the home of a German religious communistic society, the Amana Society, formerly the True Inspiration Society (so called from its belief in the present inspiration of the truly godly and perfectly pious), whose members live in various villages near the Iowa river.
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  • Thinking as he did that the New World had been the undisturbed realm of Satan before the settlements were made in Massachusetts, he considered it natural that the Devil should make a peculiar effort to bring moral destruction on these godly invaders.
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  • In his first year abroad he consulted Calvin and Bullinger as to the right of the civil "authority" to prescribe religion to his subjects - in particular, whether the godly should obey "a magistrate who enforces idolatry and condemns true religion," and whom should they join "in the case of a religious nobility resisting an idolatrous sovereign."
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  • Gerard Cauvin was esteemed as a man of considerable sagacity and prudence, and his wife was a godly and attractive lady.
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  • Among his works, which were first collectively published in 1867-1876, are Absolutissimus de octo orationis partium constructione libellus (Antwerp, 1530), Rudimenta Grammatices (London, 1539), Daily Devotions, Monition to a Godly Life, Epistolae ad Erasmum, and commentaries on different parts of the Bible.
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  • Imagine a generation of truly godly people, Godly from youth.
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  • Is there anything there which is not very godly?
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  • There's no value in being old if you're not godly.
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  • Art thou willing to live godly in Christ Jesus?
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  • The impact of men behaving godly can be great in a society which doesn't expect it.
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  • Here is a godly jealousy, which results in action.
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  • Nineteen godly ministers of London write to Cromwell urging him to reject the kingship.
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  • His godly living was regular and consistent even when he was in a minority of one and even when he was being plotted against.
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  • For someone to say I want to be sexual on Satan's side and godly is absolutely ludicrous.
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  • This is to emphasize their status as the allies and patrons of local cadres of godly Protestant fundamentalists; in common parlance radical Puritans.
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  • But every one must follow the dictates of his own conscience, in simplicity and godly sincerity.
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  • Well, Paul was waiting to hear from Timothy what sort of sorrow the Corinthians had been experiencing - godly sorrow or worldly sorrow.
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  • Now the church in the west is in desperate need of godly leaders but not ungodly dictators.
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  • Clearly no ill-fed foot soldier but an English yeoman whose Godly ways have been rewarded with earthly riches.
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  • He early became a Protestant champion, and the one extant anecdote of his youth occurs in his address "to the Godly and Christian reader" prefixed to his Plaine Discovery.
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  • Thus the statute of 2 and 3 Edward VI., cap. 9 (1 549), while inculcating that "due and godly abstinence from flesh is a means to virtue," adds that "by the eating of fish much flesh is saved to the country," and that thereby, too, the fishing trade is encouraged.
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  • As lieutenant of the Marches he was employed in settling disputes on the border, but used his power to instigate thieving and disorders, and is described by Cecil's correspondents as "as naughty a man as liveth and much given to the most detestable vices," "as false as a devil," "one that the godly of this whole nation hath a cause to curse for ever."
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  • It seemed to them impossible that vital religion could be inculcated, unless there were other guarantee for ministerial fitness than episcopal licensing, unless in fact the godly in each parish had a voice in deciding whether a man was called of God to minister the Word of God (see C. Burrage, The True Story of Robert Browne, pp. 7, i i f.).
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  • The Omayyads were accused by their numerous missionaries of every imaginable vice; in their hands Islam was not safe; it would be a godly work to extirpate them from the earth.
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  • This is to emphasize their status as the allies and patrons of local cadres of godly Protestant fundamentalists; in common parlance radical puritans.
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  • Godly pastors, godly elders, godly leaders are needed as defenders and protectors of the purity of the doctrine of the church.
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  • Simply righteous deeds, holy deeds, godly deeds, transformed life.
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  • Godly Love is the result of a transformed life, it is the result of the filling of the Holy Spirit.
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  • Thou wast enlightened with the virtues of virginity, O godly Audrey.
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  • I believe the introduction of his writings to the North American audience will become a wellspring of godly wisdom and inspiration.
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  • The first "godly band" is dated December 1557; but more important is the covenant of 1581, drawn up by John Craig in consequence of the strenuous efforts which the Roman Catholics were making to regain their hold upon Scotland, and called the King's Confession or National Covenant.
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