Massachusetts Ecclesiastical Law

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Gould and Lincoln, 1866 - Ecclesiastical law - 310 pages
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Page 49 - Provided, notwithstanding, the several towns, parishes, precincts, and other bodies politic or religious societies, shall at all times have the exclusive right of electing their public teachers, and of contracting with them for their support and maintenance.
Page 79 - We believe that there is one God, whose nature is Love, revealed in one Lord Jesus Christ, by one Holy Spirit of Grace, who will finally restore the whole family of mankind to holiness and happiness.
Page 201 - And no subject shall be hurt, molested, or restrained, in his person, liberty, or estate, for worshipping God in the manner and season most agreeable to the dictates of his own conscience : or for his religious profession or sentiments ; provided he doth not disturb the public peace or obstruct others in their religious worship.
Page 279 - I have commanded you, and lo ! I am with you alway, even to the end of the world.
Page 251 - ... may grant and vote such sum or sums of money, as they shall judge necessary for the settlement, maintenance and support of the ministry...
Page 274 - The record of a marriage, made and kept as prescribed by law by the person before whom the marriage is solemnized, or by the clerk or registrar of any city or town, or a copy of such record duly certified, shall be received in all courts and places as presumptive evidence of such marriage.
Page 279 - Thus recognizing the unity of the church of Christ in all the world, and knowing that we are but one branch of Christ's people, while adhering to our peculiar faith and order, we extend to all believers the hand of Christian fellowship upon the basis of those great fundamental truths in which all Christians should agree. With them we confess our faith in God, the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost, the only living and true God; in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word, who is exalted to be our Redeemer...
Page 42 - ... the people of this state have a right to empower, and do hereby fully empower, the legislature to authorize from time to time the several towns, parishes, bodies corporate, or religious societies within this state to make adequate provision, at their own expense, for the support and maintenance of public Protestant teachers of piety, religion, and morality.
Page 279 - Church, the several households of which, though called by different names, are the one body of Christ, and that these members of his body are sacredly bound to keep " the unity of the spirit in the bond of peace," we declare that we will co-operate with all who hold these truths.
Page 279 - God, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost [the only living and true God] ; ' in Jesus Christ, the incarnate Word, who is exalted to be our Redeemer and King ; and in the Holy Comforter, who is present in the Church to regenerate and sanctify the soul.

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