The Bishops as Legislators: A Record of Votes and Speeches Delivered by the Bishops of the Established Church in the House of Lords During the Nineteenth Century

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A. C. Fifield, 1906 - Bishops - 126 pages

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Page 85 - ... further consideration. But you were mistaken. The law, in its wisdom, points out a means by which you might rid yourself from further association with a woman who had dishonoured you ; but you did not think proper to adopt it. I will tell you what that process is.
Page 119 - Church, and to the souls of men, to declare our firm belief that the Church of England and Ireland, in common with the whole Catholic Church, maintains without reserve or qualification the inspiration and Divine authority of the whole Canonical Scriptures, as not only containing, but being, the Word of God and further teaches, in the Words of our Blessed Lord, that the " punishment" of the
Page 46 - God, our heavenly Father, who hath given you a good will to do all these things : Grant also unto you strength and power to perform the same; that, he...
Page 121 - That it is the judgment of this House that no person who denies the Godhead of our Lord Jesus Christ ought to be invited to join either Company to which is committed the revision of the Authorised Version of Holy Scripture; and that it is further the j udgment of this House that any such person now on either Company should cease to act therewith.
Page 91 - I entertain the strongest dislike to the Permissive Bill. I cannot, perhaps, express it in a stronger form than by saying that, if I must take my choice — and such it seems to me is really the alternative offered by the Permissive Bill — whether England should be free or sober, I declare, strange as such a declaration may sound coming from one of my profession, that I should say it would be better that England should be free than that England should be compulsorily sober. I would distinctly prefer...
Page 119 - We cannot understand how these opinions can be held consistently with an honest subscription to the formularies of our Church, with many of the fundamental doctrines of which they appear to us essentially at variance.
Page 59 - The provisions of the Bill left little or no control to the minister in his parish. This would go to subvert the first principles of education in this country, which had hitherto been, and he trusted would continue to be, under the control and auspices of the Establishment, and their Lordships would feel how dangerous it might be to innovate in such matters.
Page 121 - ... 4. That in such necessary changes, the style of the language employed in the existing Version be closely followed. ' 5. That it is desirable that Convocation should nominate a body of its own members to undertake the work of revision, who shall be at liberty to invite the co-operation of any eminent for scholarship, to whatever nation or religious body they may belong.
Page 86 - House. Then, if the Bill passed, it would have gone down to the House of Commons ; the same evidence would possibly be repeated there : and if the Royal assent had been given, after that you might have married again. The whole proceeding would probably not have cost you more than ;1ooo, and you do not seem to be worth a thousand pence.
Page 33 - It is not LAWFUL for any man to take upon himself the office of public preaching, or ministering the sacraments in the congregation, before he be LAWFULLY called and sent, to execute the same. And those we ought to judge lawfully called and sent, which be chosen and called to this work by men who have public authority given unto them in the congregation, to call and send ministers...

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