A Continuation of Letters Concerning the Constitution and Order of the Christian Ministry: Addressed to the Members of the Presbyterian Churches in the City of New-York : Being an Examination of the Strictures of the Rev. Drs. Bowden and Kemp, and the Rev. Mr. How, on the Former Series

Williams and Whiting, 1809 - 434 pages
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Page 121 - 28. God hath set some in the Church, first Apostles, secondarily Prophets, thirdly Teachers, after that miracles, then gifts of healings, helps, governments, diversities of tongues. In both these passages, there is a reference to the different offices and gifts bestowed on the Church, by her divine King and Head
Page 121 - an exhortation : he that giveth, let him do it with simplicity; he that ruleth, with diligence; he that sheweth mercy, with cheerfulness. With this passage may be connected another, of similar character, and to be interpreted on the same principles. I mean the following from 1 Corinthians xn. 28. God hath set some in the
Page 63 - own church, contains precisely the same declaration that he, with so much violence, condemns in our Confession of Faith. The article referred to, is the eighteenth, which is in the following words. " They also are to be had " accursed, that presume to say, that every man " shall be saved by the law or sect which he
Page 115 - ever is not read therein, nor may be proved " thereby, is not to be required of any man, that " it should be believed as an article of the Faith, " or be thought requisite or necessary to Salva" tion.
Page 63 - that he be diligent to frame his life ac" cording to that law and the light of nature. For " holy scripture doth set out unto us only the name " of Jesus Christ, whereby men must be saved." The only difference worthy of attention, is, that
Page 372 - is in thee, which was given thee by " prophecy, with the laying on of the hands of the " Presbytery. And the Apostle Paul, though not
Page 115 - unto which nothing, at any time, is to be " added, whether by new revelations, or by the " spirit and traditions of men." Chap. i. This is the doctrine of all the Reformed Churches. The doctrine of the latter clause, is explicitly recognized in the Vlth article of Dr.
Page 329 - Furthermore, in our doings, that will of God is " to be followed, which we have expressly declared " to us in the word of God." Art. 17th. Of the point of light in which Calvin and his opinions were viewed by the leading Divines of the Church of England, during the reigns of Elizabeth, and James I, the following attestation
Page 114 - and induced by the testimony of the Church, " to an high and reverend esteem for the Holy " Scripture: And the heavenliness of the matter, " the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the " style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of " the whole, the full discovery it makes of the " only way of man's salvation, the many other
Page 187 - came to Miletus he sent to Ephesus, and called " the Presbyters of that Church, to whom, among " other things, he said, Take heed to yourselves, " and to all the flock over whom the Holy Ghost hath " "made you Bishops, to feed the Church of God which " he hath purchased with his own blood. Here

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