An Abridgement of the Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland, Beginning with the General Assembly Held at Glasgow in the Year 1638, and Ending with the General Assembly Held at Edinburgh, in May 1720: To which are Prefixed, Lists of the Noble and Honourable Persons that Represented Our Sovereigns in the General Assemblies; of the Several Moderators of Our Assemblies; and of All the Presbyteries of the Church of Scotland, According to the Order of the Several Synods Thereof

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J. Mosman, 1721 - 287 pages
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Page 153 - ... to be founded upon the word of God ; and do you acknowledge the same as the confession of your faith ; and will you firmly and constantly adhere thereto, and, to the utmost of your power, assert, maintain, and defend the same, and the purity of worship as presently practised in this national church, and asserted in Act 15, Ass.
Page 152 - Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the word of God, and the only rule of faith and manners ? — 2.
Page 45 - ... and there to consult, vote, and determine in all matters that come before them, to the glory of God and the good of his church, according to the word of God, the confession of faith, and agreeable to the constitution of this church, as he will be answerable ; and that he report his diligence therein at his return therefrom.
Page 153 - Faith ? 4. Are you persuaded that the Presbyterian government and discipline of this Church are founded upon the Word of God, and agreeable thereto ; and do you promise to submit to the said government and discipline, and to concur with the same, and...
Page 275 - Christ for strength to enable them for doing the commanded duty, and to apply the offered comfort. In all which the master of the family is to have the chief hand ; and any member of the family may propone a question or doubt for resolution.
Page 275 - The ordinary duties comprehended under the exercise of piety which should be in families, when they are convened to that effect, are these : First, Prayer and praises performed with a special reference, as well to the publick condition of the kirk of God and this kingdom, as to the present case of the family, and every member thereof. Next, Reading of the scriptures, with...
Page 275 - ... make some good use of what hath been read and heard. As. for example, if any sin be reproved in the word read, use may be made thereof to make all the family circumspect and watchful against the same ; or if any judgment be threatened, or mentioned to have been inflicted, in that portion of scripture which is read, use may be made to make all the family fear, lest the same or a worse judgment...
Page 76 - Directory, of the Administration of the LORD'S Supper, which mentioneth the Communicants sitting about the Table, or at it, be not interpreted, as if, in the Judgment of this Kirk, it were indifferent, and free for any of the Communicants, not to come to, and receive at the Table...
Page 79 - If any member of presbyteries or synods shall ind, in matters depending before them, that the moderator shall refuse to put any thing of importance to voices ; or, if they find any thing carried by plurality of voices, to any determination which they conceive to be contrary to the Word of God, the Acts of Assembly, or the received order of this kirk ; in any of these cases, the Assembly think it necessary that they urge their dissent to...
Page 228 - ... the administration of baptism in private, that is, in any place, or at any time when the congregation is not orderly called together, to . wait on the dispensing of the word...

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