When a complaint was made about them to the Council in April 1549, an order was given to educate "all Anabaptists, hereticks, or contemners
of the common prayer," and upon failure of such, to use the secular arm to render appropriate punishments.
It further seeks " exemplary punishment to contemners
for deliberate and intentional non- compliance".
I have read a fiery Gospel writ in burnished rows of steel/ "As ye deal with My contemners
, so with you My grace shall deal"/ Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with His heel/ Since God is marching on.
I have read a fiery gospel, writ in burnished rows of steel: As ye deal with my contemners
, so with you my grace shall deal; Let the Hero, born of woman, crush the serpent with his heel, Since God is marching on.
And over a good many decades I have found that most contemners
of the natural law are dull dogs, afflicted by a paucity of imagination.