Catalogue Entry: THEM00315

Book I: Chapter 15

Author: John Milton

Source: A Treatise on Christian Doctrine, Compiled from the Holy Scriptures Alone, vol. 1 (Boston: 1825).

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[1]

..... Men hereafter may discern

From what consummate virtue I have chose

This perfect man, by merit call'd my Son,

To earn salvation for the sons of men.

Paradise Regained, I. 164.

[2]

..... To God is no access

Without mediator, whose high office now

Moses in figure bears, to introduce

One greater. Paradise Lost, XII. 239.

[3]

..... To guide nations in the way of truth

By saving doctrine, and from error lead

To know, and knowing worship God aright,

Is yet more kingly; this attracts the soul,

Governs the inner man, the nobler part;

That other o'er the body only reigns,

And oft by force, which to a generous mind,

So reigning, can be no sincere delight.

Paradise Regained, II. 473.

[4]

..... by small

Accomplishing great things, by things deem'd weak

Subverting worldly strong. Paradise Lost, XII. 566.

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