Mr. Benedict speaks ofthem as follows:-- "The account oftheir practicing circumcision is undoubtedly a slanderous story forged by their enemies, and probably arose in this way: because they observed the seventh day they were called by way of derision, Jews, as the Sabbatarians are frequently at this day; and if they were Jews, it followed of course that they either did, or ought to, circumcise their followers. This was probably the reasoning oftheir enemies; but that they actually practiced the bloody rite is altogether improbable." An eminent church historian, Michael Geddes, thus testifies:-- "This [act] of fixing something that is justly abominable to all mankind upon her adversaries, has been the constant practice ofthe church of Rome." Dr. Allix states the same fact, which needs to 726
e kept in mind whenever we read ofthe people of God in the records ofthe Dark Ages:-- "I must desire the reader to consider that it is no great sin with the church of Rome to spread lies concerning those that are enemies of that faith." "There is nothing more common with the Romish party than to make use ofthe most horrid calumnies to blacken and expose those who have renounced her communion." Of the origin ofthe Petrobrusians, we have the following account by Mr. Jones:-- "But the Cathari or Puritans were not the only sect which, during the twelfth century, appeared in opposition to the superstition ofthe church of Rome. About the year 1110, in the south of France, in the provinces of Languedoc and Provence, appeared Peter de Bruys, preaching the gospel ofthe kingdom of Heaven, and exerting the most laudable efforts to reform the abuses and remove 727
Christians desire that their children grow up and live as followers of Christ. In this book, you will find biblical advice and God's promises on how you can shape and mold the lives of your children for eternity.
The Children for Christ, contains 52 devotional readings on the subject of parental duty. Each lesson includes passage from the Bible and Murray's thoughts on how the passage illuminates the important role of parenting. The lessons all conclude with a short prayer. Christian Parenting is a timeless resource for parents who want to learn more about strengthening their Christian household.