An Inaugural Address: Delivered Before the Directors of the Theological Seminary of the General Synod of the Evangelical Lutheran Church

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J. Tizzard and J. Crever., 1826 - Clergy - 37 pages
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Page 25 - Some drill and bore The solid earth, and from the strata there Extract a register, by which we learn That He who made it and revealed its date To Moses, was mistaken in its age.
Page 27 - For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth : for he is the messenger of the Lord of hosts.
Page 8 - ... be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked ; and the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God...
Page 30 - Take heed unto yourselves, and to all the flock, in the which the Holy Ghost hath made you bishops, to feed the church of God, which he purchased with his own blood.
Page 8 - ... solemnly charge you) to establish all students confided to your care in that faith which distinguishes our Church from others. If any should object to such faith, or any part of it, or refuse to be convinced of the excellence of our discipline, they have their choice to unite with such of our Christian brethren whose particular views in matters of faith and discipline may suit them better. I hold it, however, as indispensable for the peace and welfare of a Church that unity of sentiment should...
Page 8 - To a difference of opinion upon subjects of minor importance, by which different denominations of Christians have been brought into existence, we have no objection, provided the spirit of Christ prevails. The visible Church is rather beautified by such difference, as is a garden by flowers of variegated colours. But the different genera and species should be preserved, according to their peculiar nature. The right of private judgment Luther contended for, and hence the utmost liberality towards others...
Page 8 - Church, as her tenets are Biblical, and her veriest enemies cannot point out an important error in her articles of faith, no more than could the enemies of the truth at the Diet of Worms prove the books of the immortal reformer erroneous; therefore the Church which entrusts you with the preparation and formation of her pastors, demands of you (and in her behalf I solemnly charge you) to establish all students confided to your care, in that faith which distinguishes our Church from others. If any...
Page 30 - Reason progressive, instinct is complete ; Swift instinct leaps; slow reason feebly climbs. Brutes soon their zenith reach; their little all Flows in at once; in ages they no more Could know, or do, or covet, or enjoy. Were man to live coeval with the sun, The patriarch pupil would be learning still; Yet, dying, leave his lesson half unlearnt.
Page 8 - ... immortal Reformer erroneous, therefore the Church which entrusts you with the preparation and formation of her pastors, demands of you (and in her behalf I solemnly charge you) to establish all students confided to your care in that faith which distinguishes our Church from others. If any should object to such faith, or any part of it, or refuse to be convinced of the excellence of our discipline, they have their choice to unite with such of our Christian brethren whose particular views in matters...
Page 13 - That the General Synod will forthwith commence in the name of the Triune God, and in humble reliance on his aid, the establishment of a Theological Seminary, which shall...

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