The Original Constitution, Order and Faith of the New-England Churches: Comprising the Platform of Church Discipline Adopted in 1648. Propositions Respecting Baptism and Consociation of Churches Answered by the Synod of 1662. A Confession of Faith, Adopted by the New-England Churches 1680
Reprinted for A. Lyman, 1808 - Congregational churches - 154 pages
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Page 123 - God from all eternity did, by the most wise and holy counsel of his own will, freely and unchangeably ordain whatsoever comes to pass; yet so as thereby neither is God the author of sin, nor is violence offered to the will of the creatures, nor is the liberty or contingency of second causes taken away, but rather established.
Page 149 - Worthy receivers, outwardly partaking of the visible elements in this sacrament, do then also inwardly by faith, really and indeed, yet not carnally and corporally, but spiritually, receive and feed upon Christ crucified, and all benefits of his death ; the body and blood of Christ being then not corporally or carnally in, with, or under the bread and wine ; yet as really, but spiritually, present to the faith of believers in that ordinance, as the elements themselves are to their outward senses.
Page 131 - Christ and therefore cannot be saved much less can men not professing the Christian Religion be saved in any other way whatsoever be they never so diligent to frame their lives according to the light of nature and the law of that religion they do profess and to assert and maintain that they may is very pernicious and to be detested CHAP.
Page 105 - Abraham to sacrifice his son, (Heb. xi. 17,) according to that in 2 Cor. viii. 12: "Where there is a willing mind, it is accepted according to what a man hath, and not according to what he hath not:" which is true of this church duty, as well as of that of alms.
Page 125 - God, the great Creator of all things, doth uphold, direct, dispose, and govern all creatures, actions, and things, from the greatest even to the least, by his most wise and holy providence, according to his infallible foreknowledge, and the free and immutable counsel of his own will, to the praise of the glory of his wisdom, power, justice, goodness, and mercy.
Page 124 - These angels and men, thus predestinated and foreordained, are particularly and unchangeably designed ; and their number is so certain and definite, that it cannot be either increased or diminished.
Page 110 - Every church or particular congregation of visible saints in gospelorder, being furnished with a presbytery, at least with a teaching elder, and walking together in truth and peace, hath received from the Lord Jesus full power and authority ecclesiastical within itself, regularly to administer all the ordinances of Christ, and is not under any other ecclesiastical jurisdiction whatsoever. For to such a church Christ hath "given the keys of the kingdom of heaven, that what they bind or loose on earth,...
Page 130 - Christ, enlightening their minds spiritually and savingly to understand the things of God, taking away their heart of stone, and giving unto them an heart of flesh, renewing their wills, and by his almighty power determining them to that which is good, and effectually drawing them to Jesus Christ : Yet so, as they come most freely, being made willing by his grace.
Page 123 - In the unity of the God-head there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Ghost : the Father is of none, neither begotten, nor proceeding ; the Son is eternally begotten of the Father ; the Holy Ghost eternally proceeding from the Father and the Son.