A History of the American Church to the Close of the Nineteenth Century

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E. S. Gorham, 1906 - 112 páginas
 

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Página 105 - The Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, as 'containing all things necessary to salvation', and as being the rule and ultimate standard of faith.
Página 82 - Church, to declare our conviction as to the meaning of the word ' regenerate ' in the Offices for the Ministration of Baptism of Infants, do declare that, in our opinion, the word ' regenerate ' is not there so used as to determine that a moral change in the subject of baptism is wrought in the Sacrament.
Página 59 - THE power of the civil magistrate extendeth to all men, as well clergy as laity, in all things temporal; but hath no authority in things purely spiritual. And we hold it to be the duty of all men who are professors of the Gospel, to pay respectful obedience to the civil authority, regularly and legitimately constituted.
Página 105 - The two Sacraments ordained by Christ himself — Baptism and the Supper of the Lord — ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of Institution and of the elements ordained by Him. D. The Historic Episcopate locally adapted, in the methods of its administration, to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of His Church.
Página 48 - That as it is the Right, so it will be the Duty, of the said Church, when duly organised, constituted, and represented in a Synod or Convention of the different Orders of her Ministry and People, to revise her Liturgy, Forms of Prayer, and Public Worship, in order to adapt the same to the late Revolution and other local Circumstances of America...
Página 47 - That, as it is the duty of every man to worship God in such manner as he thinks most acceptable to him; all persons, professing the Christian religion, are equally entitled to protection in their religious liberty...
Página 15 - The poor Church has nobody upon tlie spot to comfort or confirm her children ; nobody to ordain several that are willing to serve, were they authorized, for the work of the Ministry. Therefore they fall back again into the herd of the Dissenters...
Página 12 - Readers and pass the Sabbath in the best Manner they could, till such Times as they could be better provided, that they should every Sunday call their Companies under arms, and spend the Day in Exercise; whereupon it was unanimously agreed on thro' the county, to make choice of Readers; which they accordingly did, and continued in those Methods for some Time.
Página 47 - Church, agreeably to her ancient usages and profession, and to have the free enjoyment and free exercise of those purely spiritual powers which are essential to the being of every Church or congregation of the faithful, and which, being derived only from Christ and His apostles, are to be maintained independent of every foreign or other jurisdiction so far as may be consistent with the civil rights of society.
Página 47 - ... under colour of religion any man shall disturb the good order, peace, or safety of the state, or shall infringe the laws of morality, or injure others in their natural, civil, or religious rights...

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