from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Worship according to one's own fancy; worship imposed merely by human will, not by divine authority; supererogatory worship.


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  • I would otherwise have its ornaments subsist, unless as they are, or may be, a snare to the souls of men; and especially do I condemn those ravages which have been made by the heady fury of the people, stung into zeal against will-worship by bloody persecution.

    The Monastery

  • And therefore from the cherubim or brazen serpent, to the images of man's devising; and from the worship commanded by God, to the will-worship of men, the argument is not good.


  • The full casting out and rejecting of all will-worship, and their attendant abominations, Rev. xi.

    The Sermons of John Owen

  • This is the general mistake of men ignorant of the gospel about this thing; and it lies at the bottom of very much of that superstition and will-worship that hath been brought into the world.

    Of the Mortification of Sin in Believers

  • Micah vi. 6, 7, [189] so at present is it the principle of all that superstitious will-worship and religious drudgery which is spread over the antichristian world.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • On that principle did they seem to be acted who pressed legal and judicial suppositions, with “a show of wisdom in will-worship, and humility, and neglecting of the body,” Col. ii.

    The Doctrine of the Saints��� Perseverance Explained and Confirmed

  • Believers know what entertainment all will-worship finds with God: “Who hath required these things at your hand?” and, “In vain do you worship me, teaching for doctrines the traditions of men,” — is the best it meets with.

    Of Communion with God the Father, Son and Holy Ghost

  • Believers know what entertainment all will-worship finds with God.

    Life of Dr Owen

  • The opposites to religion are, impiety, that is, the neglect and contempt of God, and eqeloqrhskeia will-worship, or superstition, that is, a mode of religion invented by man.

    The Works of James Arminius, Vol. 2

  • I beare many devout Papists witnesse (though I feare the learnedst of them be selfe-condemned) that they have this zeale, perswading themselves they doe God best service, when they please the Divell most in their will-worship.

    A Coal From The Altar, To Kindle The Holy Fire of Zeale In a Sermon Preached at a Generall Visitation at Ipswich


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