The Select Anti-patronage Library: A collection of important Acts of Parliament and Assembly, connected with patronage, and the right of the Christian people of Scotland to choose their own ministers, beginning with the Reformation, and continued ill the present time

John Johnstone, 1842

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Page 25 - IT is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of public preaching; or ministering the sacraments in the congregation, before he be lawfully called, and sent to execute the same.
Page 18 - And this they did, not as we hoped, but first gave their own selves to the Lord, and unto us by the will of God.
Page 17 - And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 14 - Lady and the Estates of Parliament considering, that by the late Act of Parliament for a Treaty with England for an Union of both Kingdoms, it is provided, that the Commissioners for that Treaty should not treat of or concerning any Alteration of the Worship Discipline and Government of the Church of this Kingdom, as now by Law established...
Page 17 - Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas...
Page 51 - Let your women keep silence in the churches : for it is not permitted unto them to speak : but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law.
Page 15 - ... shall remain and continue unalterable, and that the said presbyterian government shall be the only government of the church within the kingdom of Scotland.
Page 16 - As also, That this Act of Parliament, and settlement therein contained, shall be insert and repeated in any Act of Parliament that shall pass for agreeing and concluding the foresaid treaty or Union betwixt the two kingdoms; and that the same shall be therein expressly declared to be a fundamental and essential condition of the said treaty or Union in all time coming...
Page 6 - For if there come unto your assembly a man with a gold ring, in goodly apparel, and there come in also a poor man in vile raiment; and ye have respect to him that weareth the gay clothing, and say unto him, Sit thou here in a good place ; and say to the poor, Stand thou there, or sit here under my footstool : are ye not then partial in yourselves, and are become judges of evil thoughts?
Page 15 - Confession of Faith, with the form and purity of Worship presently in use within this Church and its Presbyterian Church Government and discipline, that is to say the Government of the Church by Kirk Sessions, Presbyteries Provincial Synods and General Assemblies, all established by the foresaid Acts of Parliament, pursuant to the claim of right, shall remain and continue unalterable...

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