The Sacred Manual: Containing a Series of Questions, Historical, Doctrinal and Preceptive, on the Sacred Scriptures : with which are Interspersed Such Questions and Answers on Different Subjects, as Seem Calculated to Illustrate and Explain Them

H. Patterson & Lambdin, 1821 - 208 pages
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Page 148 - Christ and therefore cannot be saved much less can men not professing the Christian Religion be saved in any other way whatsoever be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature and the law of that religion they do profess and to assert and maintain that they may is very pernicious and to be detested CHAP.
Page 201 - ... creed, and the Lord's prayer. They are to be taught to pray, to abhor sin, to fear God, and to obey the Lord Jesus Christ. And, when they come to years of discretion, if they be free from scandal, appear sober and steady, and to have sufficient knowledge to discern the Lord's body, they ought to be informed it is their duty and their privilege to come to the Lord's supper.
Page 150 - Justifying faith is a saving grace, wrought in the heart of a sinner by the spirit and word of God...
Page 192 - THE Holy Scriptures require that some trial be previously had of there who are to be ordained to the ministry of the gospel, that this sacred office may not be degraded, by being committed to weak or unworthy men ; and that the churches may have an opportunity to form a better judgment respecting the talents of those by whom they are to be instructed and governed.
Page 193 - In the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, and by that authority which he hath given to the Church for its edification, we do license you to preach the gospel, wherever God in his providence may call you: and for this purpose, may the blessing of God rest upon you, and the Spirit of Christ fill your heart. Amen.
Page 194 - RULING elders are properly the representatives of the people, chosen by them for the purpose of exercising government and discipline, in conjunction with pastors or ministers. This office has been understood, by a great part of the Protestant Reformed Churches, to be designated in the Holy Scriptures, by the title of governments, and of those who rule well, but do not labour in the word and doctrine.
Page 143 - Under the gospel, when Christ the substance was exhibited, the ordinances in which this covenant is dispensed are the preaching of the word, and the administration of the sacraments of Baptism and the Lord's Supper...
Page 196 - Christian conduct of the members of the church, to call before them offenders and witnesses, being members of their own congregation, and to introduce other witnesses where it may be necessary to bring the process to issue, and when they can be procured to attend; to receive members into the church; to admonish, to rebuke, to suspend or exclude from the sacraments those who are found to deserve censure; to concert the best measures for promoting the spiritual interests of the congregation, and to...
Page 200 - Lord's supper ? A. Christ hath appointed the ministers of his word, in the administration of this sacrament of the Lord's supper, to set apart the bread and wine from common use, by the word of institution, thanksgiving, and prayer...
Page 182 - The universal church consists of all those persons in every nation, together with their children, who make profession of the holy religion of Christ, and of submission to his laws.

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