The Deaconship: A Treatise on the Office of Deacon, with Suggestions for Its Revival in the Church of Scotland

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J. Johnstone, 1842 - Deacons - 134 pages

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Page 28 - Likewise must the deacons be grave, not double-tongued, not given to much wine, not greedy of filthy lucre; holding the mystery of the faith in a pure conscience. And let them also first be proved, then let them use the office of a deacon, being found blameless. Let the deacons be the
Page 14 - Avoiding this, that no man should blame us in this abundance, which is ministered by us ; providing for honest things, not only in the sight of the Lord, but also in the sight of men.
Page 110 - If thou draw out thy soul to the hungry, and satisfy the afflicted soul, then shall THY light rise in obscurity, and THY darkness shall be
Page 14 - soever ye shall approve by your letters, them will I send to bring your liberality to Jerusalem: and if it be meet that I go also, they shall go with me.
Page 29 - of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Page 28 - Let the deacons be the husband of one wife, ruling their children and their own houses well. For they that have used the office
Page 14 - through all the Churches; and not only so, but who was also chosen of the Churches to travel with us with this gift,
Page 39 - Though many other .secular employments were added to the original one, yet the fundamental principle (the relief of the poor), as well as the name of the office remained. In later times (referring to Cyprian and Origen), we still find traces of the distribution of alms being considered as the peculiar employment of deacons.
Page 14 - the Churches to travel with us with this gift, which is administered by us to the glory of the same Lord.
Page 33 - They that have used the office of a deacon well, purchase to themselves a good degree.

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