I say, I now claimed this promise of him, and I must confess I did it not in the most obliging terms that could be in the world neither; but I insisted that he treated me ill, that I was remote from my friends, and could do myself no justice, and that he was jealous without cause, my conversation having been unblamable
, and he having no pretense for it, and that to remove to England would take away all occasion from him.
The earlier Heidelberg Catechism (1563) teaches that baptism both remits sin and constitutes renewal and sanctification by the Holy Ghost, but it also anticipates future struggle going forward that "we may more and more die unto sin, and lead holy and unblamable
lives" (Beeke & Ferguson, 1999, p.
The Blessed author of the Christian Religion, not only maintained and supported his gospel in the world for several Hundred Years, without the aid of Civil Power but against all the Powers of the Earth, the Excellent Purity of its Precepts and the unblamable
behaviour of its Ministers made its way thro all opposition," one petition declared.