John Bradford

There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.
The father is against the son, the brother against the brother: and, Lord, with what conscience!

John Bradford (15101 July 1555) was an English Protestant Christian Reformer and martyr who was burned at the stake during the reign of Mary I of England.

QuotesEdit

  • There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford.
    • On seeing other prisoners being led to their execution as heretics to be burned at the stake, as quoted in Problems in the Relations of God and Man (1911) by Clement Charles Julian Webb, p. 107
    • Paraphrased variant: There, but for the grace of God, go I.

The Writings of John Bradford (1848)Edit

Sermon on RepentenceEdit

  • The father is against the son, the brother against the brother: and, Lord, with what conscience!
    O be thou merciful unto us, and in thine anger remember thy mercy; suffer thyself to be entreated; be reconciled unto us; nay, reconcile us unto thee.
    O thou God of justice, judge justly. O thou Son of God, which earnest to destroy the works of Satan, destroy his furors, now smoking, and almost set on fire in this realm. We have sinned; we have sinned: and therefore thou art angry. O be not angry for ever. Give us peace, peace, peace in the Lord. Set us to war against sin, against Satan, against our carnal desires; and give us the victory this way.
    This victory we obtain by faith. This faith is not without repentance, as her gentleman usher before her: before her, I say, in discerning true faith from false faith, lip-faith, Englishmen's faith: for else it springs out of true faith.
  • Summa, "the eye hath not seen, the ear hath not heard, neither hath it entered into the heart of man," that they shall then inherit and most surely enjoy; although here they be tormented, prisoned, burned, solicited of Satan, tempted of the flesh, and entangled with the world; wherethrough they are enforced to cry, "Thy kingdom come:" come, Lord.
    • A Meditation on the Coming of Christ to Judgment, And of the Reward Both of the Faithful and Un-Faithful.

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