Presbyterians


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Presbyterians

Reformers advocating elected church government without bishops or interference by secular rulers.
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"Don't you think that Methodists go to heaven as well as Presbyterians?" asked Anne smilelessly.
"Well, Methodists are pretty near as good as Presbyterians," said Felicity, with the air of one making a great concession.
They were Presbyterians, the judge was a freethinker.
I am sure, from the tenor of books I have read, that many who have visited this land in years gone by, were Presbyterians, and came seeking evidences in support of their particular creed; they found a Presbyterian Palestine, and they had already made up their minds to find no other, though possibly they did not know it, being blinded by their zeal.
Monk and Lambert, therefore, had at first thought of creating an army each for himself: Monk in Scotland, where were the Presbyterians and the royalists, that is to say, the malcontents; Lambert in London, where was found, as is always the case, the strongest opposition to the existing power which it had beneath its eyes.
The Presbyterians were now in power; Bunyan was a Baptist, and some of the Presbyterians would gladly have silenced him.
I was a good Christian; born and bred in the bosom of the infallible Presbyterian Church.
THE REVEREND Curtis Hartman was pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Winesburg, and had been in that position ten years.
He seemed to live for nothing but his religion; but there were some who said (notably the blacksmith, who was a Presbyterian) that it was a love of Gothic architecture rather than of God, and that his haunting of the church like a ghost was only another and purer turn of the almost morbid thirst for beauty which sent his brother raging after women and wine.
And perhaps I am in the wrong to suffer such a Presbyterian Hanoverian b-- to come into my house.
Everything went well, and with all the fervor of a Presbyterian, he did not forget to thank heaven for it.
"Likely as not it was Sunday," she laughed; "and I was running away from prayers, from the Presbyterian service, read in a spirit of gloom by my father that chills me yet to think of."

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