November 13, 2009

Thomas Lever (1521–1577) on Christ's Blood Shed to Save All Men

Woe, woe, woe unto you hypocrites that stumble at a straw, and leap over a block, that strain out a gnat, and swallow up a camel, that pity more the loss of men's bribery, which was given to corrupt some men, than the treading under foot of Christ's blood, which was shed, to save all men, that do imagine it pity to drive the thieves, murderers and wolves from among the lambs of God, redeemed with Christ's precious blood, and committed unto your governance and keeping.
Thomas Lever, Sermons, ed. Edward Arber (London: Bloomsbury,1871), 85–86. Some spelling and English updated.


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