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Page Chap. VII. Concerning Processes against Ministers.

19 Chap. VIII. Concerning Processes in order to the Censure of the greater Communication.

23 Chap. IX. Concerning the Order of proceeding to Absolution.

27 Several Acts and Overtures of the General Assemblies. Act of the General Assembly, Glasgow, 1638. 29 A&t anent Appellations, August 30, 1639.

36 Act anent Ministers Catechising, and Family Exercises. August 30, 1639.

ibid, Act anent the chusing of Kirk-sessions, Aug. 1. 1642. 37 Act against fandering of Ministers. Aug. 6. 1642. ibid. Act against Masters who have servants that profane

the Lord's Day, Aug. 14, 1645. Act concerning diffenting Voices in Presbytery and Synods. 1645.

ibid. Act against Lykwakes, 1645.

ibid. Act recommending to Sessions to have the printed Acts of Assembly. 1645.

39 A&t discharging promiscuous Dancing. July 19. 1649. ibid. Act concerning Catechising, July 30. 1649.

ibid. Directory for Election of Ministers. 1649.

40 Act against Profaneness. Jan. II. 1697.

41 Act against Abuses at Lykwakes, Penny Brydals, and promiscuous Dancing, 1701.

44 Act concerning the Method and Form of Procedure,

of Judicatories of the Cburch, against scandalous Perfons. April 1705.

45 A&t against Profan. of the Lord's Day. Ap.10 1705. 46 Of the Constitution of Sessions.

47 Of the Election, and constituting of Elders and Deac. 48 Anent Marriage.

50 Of the Admission of Infants to Baptism. Of Admission to the Lord's Table and debarring from it.

ibid. Of the privy Censures in the Sessions.

53 Of Presbyteries.

55 Of parochial Visitations by the Presbytery, 59

&c. &c. &c.

51

Confession of Faith,

Used in the

ENGLISH Congregation,

AT

G E N E V A;

Received and approved by the
Church of SCOTLAND,

In the Beginning of the

REFORMATION.

With Proofs from the Scripture.

1 Cor, jji. II. For other Foundation can no-Man lay than is laid, which

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1. Believe and confess a my Lord GOD I believe in eternal, infinite, unmeafurable, in- God the Fa. comprehensible, and invisible b, one ther Al

in Substance c, and three in Perfons, mighty, father, Son and Holy Ghost d; who by Maker of bis Almighty Power and Wisdome, hath Heaven Bot only of nothing created Heaven, Earth, and Earth, and all Things therein contained f, and Man after his own Image g; that he might in him be glorified b; but also by his fatherly Providence-governeth, maintaineth and prekerveth the fame i, according to the Purpose of his Will k.

II.

a Rom, 10. 10. 6 Gen. 17. 1. Plál. 63. 1. & 90. 2. & 139, 1, 16. I Tim. 1. 17. c Deut. 6. 4. Eph. 4.6. iGen. 1. 26. Mat. 3. 16, 17. & 28. 19. I John 5.%.

Heb. 1. 2. Prov. 8. 22.---30. f Gen. 1. 1. Jer. 32. 16. Pfal. 38. 6. 7. 8 Gen. 1. 26. Eph. 4. 24. Col. 3. 10. Prov. 16. 4. Joho 19. 1. I Cor. 6. 20. i Mat. 6.26,---32. Luke 12. 24----30. 1 Pet. 5. 7. Phil. 4. 6. & Eph. 1.11

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II. And in 7e- Believe also and confess JESUS CHRIST fus Chrift

the only Saviour and Messias a, who his only Son being equal with God, made himself of no our Lord, Reputation; but took on him the Shape of

a Servant b, and became Man, in all Things like unto us, Sin excepted c, to assure us of Mercy and Forgiveness d; for when tbro' our Father Adam's Transgression we were become Children of Perdition e, there was no Means to bring us from that Yoke of Sin and Damnation, but only Jesus Christ our Lord f, who giving us that by Grace which was his by Nature g, made us, thro' Faith, the Children of God h.

Who, when the Fulness of Time was conceived come i, was conceived by the Power of the by the Holy Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, acGhost, born cording to the Flesh k, and preached in Earth of the Vir- the Gospel of Salvation l, till at length, by gin Mary, Tyranny of the Priests, he was guiltless conSuffered un- demned under Pontius Pilate, then Prefider Pontius dent of Jewry, and most landerously hang. Pilate, was ed on the Cross between two Thieves, as a crucified, natorious Trespasser m; where, taking up

on him the Punishment of our Sins, he delivered us from the Curse of the Law n.

And

Who was

a Mat. 1. 21. A&ts 4. 12. i Tim, s. 15. b John 1. Phil. 2.6, 7.

I Tim. 3. 16 i John 5. 20. Rom. 9. 5. c Heb. 2. 14, 16, 17. Phil. 2. 7, 8. i Pet. 22.2. 1 John 3. 5. d Rom. 8. 31, &c. 1 John 2. 1. e Gen. 3. Rom. 5. 16, 17, 18. Eph. 2.3. Gal. 3. 10, 13. f Acts 4. 12. 1 Pet. 2. 6. Isa. 28. 16. Rom. 9. 33. g John s. 1, 2. Heb. 1. 5. Rom. 1. 4. Pfal. 2. 7. b Gal. 3. 26. Rom. 8. 74. John 1. 12. Eph. 1. 5. i Gal. 4. 4. Rom. 1.2, 3. Aets 2. 22. k Isa. 7. 14. Luke 1. 31, 35. Rom. 1. 3. | Acts 1o, 36. Heb. 1. 1. m John 7. 32. & 11. 47. 48, 53. & 12. 10, 11, 42. Mat, 12.14, & 27. Luke 22, Mark 15. John 18. & 19. Gal. 3, 13. Ifa. 53. 6, 8, 10,

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