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Page 299 - Although my house be not now so with God, yet he hath made with me an everlasting covenant, ordered in all things and sure, and this is all my salvation and all my desire, although he make me not to grow; and according to the
Page 458 - for the time to come, no man should be admitted to the freedom of this body politic, but such as are members of some of the churches within the limits of the same.
Page 234 - A vision appeared to Paul in the night: there stood a man of Macedonia, and prayed him, saying, come over into Macedonia, and help us.
Page 443 - proclaimed a fast there, that we might afflict ourselves before our God, to seek of him a right way for us and for our little ones, and for all
Page 301 - On his return, he was taken ill at Nantwich, where he said to his friend, Mr. • Illidge, you have been used to take notice of the sayings of dying men, this is mine, " that a life spent in the service of God, and communion with him, is the most pleasant life that any one can live in this world.
Page 205 - we are in the service of God to prepare ourselves, that we may be fearless at the great noise of the dissolving world, when the heavens shall pass away, and the elements melt with fervent heat: the earth also, and the works that are therein shall be burnt up.
Page 131 - protestants, unanimously disclaim it. " 2. We agree that particular societies of visible saints, who, under Christ their head, are statedly joined together for ordinary communion with one another in all the ordinances of Christ, are particular churches, and are to be owned by each other as instituted churches of Christ, though differing in apprehensions and
Page 136 - And whereas divers are of opinion, that there is also the office of ruling elders, who labour not in word and doctrine, and others think otherwise, we agree, that this difference make no breach among us. " VI. Of Synods. " 1. We agree, That in order to concord, and in any other weighty and difficult
Page 131 - 3. That none shall be admitted as members, in order to communion in all the special ordinances of the Gospel, but such persons as are knowing and sound in the fundamental doctrines of the Christian ,religion, without scandal in their lives; and to a judgment regulated by