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#1. Crown and cloth maken no priest, nor emperor's bishop with his words, but power that crist giveth; and thus by life have been priests known. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#2. I believe that in the end truth will conquer - Author: John Wycliffe
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#3. We all are originally sinners as Adam and in Adam, his leprosy cleaving faster to us than Naaman's did to Gahazai, so that even the infant, before it has seen the light of the world, has this blemish inherent in its unborn members. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#4. We should know that faith is a gift of God, and that it may not be given to men, except it be graciously. Thus, indeed, all the good which we have is of God; and accordingly, when God rewardeth a good work of man, he crowneth his own gift. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#5. Belief fails when it works not well indeed but is idle as a sleeping man ... Each virtuous deed is strong when it is grounded upon the solidity of belief. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#6. Christ's fishermen should not meddle with men's law, for men' s law contains sharp stones and trees by which the net of God is broken, and the fish wend out of the world. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#7. Holy Scripture is the highest authority for every believer, the standard of faith and the foundation for reform ... - Author: John Wycliffe
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#8. The laity ought to understand the faith, and since the doctrines of our faith are in the Scriptures, believers should have the Scriptures in a language familiar to the people, and to this end the Holy Ghost endued them with knowledge of all tongues. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#9. I am ready to defend my convictions even unto death. I have followed the Sacred Scriptures and the holy doctors. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#10. It is plain to me that our prelates, in granting indulgences, do commonly blaspheme the wisdom of God. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#11. The higher the hill, the stronger the wind: so the loftier the life, the stronger the enemy's temptations. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#12. I shall not die, but live; and again declare the evil deeds of the friars. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#13. I acknowledge that the sacrament of the altar is very God's body in form of bread, but it is in another manner God's body than it is in heaven. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#14. The highest service to which a man may obtain on earth is to preach the law of God. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#15. I believe that in the end the truth will conquer. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#16. There was good reason for the silence of the Holy Spirit as to how,when, in what form Christ ordained the apostles, the reason being to show the indifferency of all forms of words - Author: John Wycliffe
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#17. Visit those who are sick, or who are in trouble, especially those whom God has made needy by age, or by other sickness, as the feeble, the blind, and the lame who are in poverty. These you shall relieve with your goods after your power and after their need, for thus biddeth the Gospel. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#18. Do not let friars enter your wine cellars for fear they will bless every barrel and change the wine into blood. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#19. The bread while becoming by virtue of Christ's words the body of Christ does not cease to be bread. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#20. All Christian life is to be measured by Scripture; by every word thereof. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#21. What cursed spirit of falsehood moveth priests to close themselves within stone walls for all their life, since Christ commanded all his apostles and priests to go into all the world, and to preach the Gospel? - Author: John Wycliffe
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#22. The highest service that men may attain to on earth is to preach the word of God. This service falls peculiarly to priests, and therefore, God more directly demands it of them. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#23. The New Testament is of full authority and open to the understanding of simple men as to the points most needful to salvation. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#24. It is not good for us to trust in our merits, in our virtues or our righteousness; but only in God's free pardon, as given us through faith in Jesus Christ. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#25. Private confession ... was not ordered by Christ and was not used by the apostles. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#26. No man is to be credited for his mere authority's sake, unless he can show Scripture for the maintenance of his opinion. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#27. The gospel alone is sufficient to rule the lives of Christians everywhere - any additional rules made to govern men's conduct added nothing to the perfection already found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#28. We are under God's power, and we can do nothing but by the power of God, and woe shall hereafter be to us if we abuse this power. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#29. God may not accept a person to forgive him his sins, without an atonement, else he must give free license to sin both in angels and men, and then sin were no sin, and our God were no God. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#30. Ability is that sufficiency which cometh from God. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#31. Englishmen learn Christ's law best in English. Moses heard God's law in his own tongue; so did Christ's apostles. - Author: John Wycliffe
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#32. Men mark the passion of Christ, and print it on their heart somewhat to follow it. It was the most voluntary passion that ever was suffered, and the most painful. It was most voluntary, and so most meritorious. - Author: John Wycliffe
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