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Page 349 - This service, however, is of a personal nature. 2 A clergyman is not a laboring man so as to come under the prohibition of an act of Congress inhibiting " the importation and emigration of foreigners and aliens under contract or agreement to perform labor in the United States,
Page 212 - that whenever the questions of discipline, or of faith, or ecclesiastical rule, custom or law have been decided by the highest of these church judicatories to which the matter has been carried, the legal tribunals must accept such decisions as final, and as binding on them in their application to the case before them. 1
Page 210 - that whenever the questions of discipline, or of faith, or ecclesiastical rule, custom, or law have been decided by the highest church judicatory to which the particular congregation is subject, and to which the matter has been carried, the legal tribunals must accept such decision as final and as binding on them in their application to the case before them. In
Page 17 - this qualified sense that its divine origin and truth are admitted, and therefore it is not to be maliciously and openly reviled and blasphemed against to the annoyance of believers or the injury of the public.
Page 454 - a house or place of worship for the use of the members of the Methodist Episcopal Church in the United States of America, according to the rules and discipline, which, from time to time, may be agreed on and adopted by the
Page 190 - The title to the church property of a divided congregation is in that part of it which is acting in harmony with its own law, and the ecclesiastical laws, usages, customs, and principles which were accepted among them before the dispute began, are the standard for determining which party is right.
Page 454 - said church as shall, from time to time, be duly authorized by the General Conference of the ministers and preachers of said Methodist Episcopal Church or by the Annual Conference authorized by the said General Conference to preach and expound
Page 400 - since churches, therefore, have authority to deal with their members, for immoral and scandalous conduct; and for that purpose, to hear complaints, to take evidence and to decide; and, upon conviction, to administer proper punishment by way of rebuke, censure, suspension and excommunication, 4 and since this liberty would be abridged if 1 Church of St. Louis
Page 238 - Jones v. Binns, 27 Miss. (5 Cush.), 373. ' Poggendorf v. Conniff, 23 Ky. Law Rep., 2463; 67 SW, 845. This case arose and was decided on demurrer. For a decision on the merits see 96 SW, 547. 4 Mt. Zion Baptist Church v. Whitmore, 83 Iowa, 138; 49 NW, 81; 13 LRA, 198.
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