Collections and Observations Methodized: Concerning the Worship, Discipline, and Government of the Church of Scotland

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J. Findlay, 1802 - 236 pages

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Page 199 - If he neglect to hear the Church let him be to thee as a heathen man and a Publican.
Page 138 - And when they shall say unto you, Seek unto them that have familiar spirits, and unto wizards that peep, and that mutter: should not a people seek unto their God? "For the living to the dead? To the law and to the testimony: if they speak not according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
Page 200 - I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat. For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within! But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.
Page vii - God to be necessary for the saving understanding of such things as are revealed in the word : and that there are some circumstances concerning the worship of God and government of the church, common to human actions and societies, which are to be ordered by the light of nature, and Christian prudence, according to the general rules of the word, which are always to be observed.
Page 69 - In analysing and dividing his text, he is to regard more the order of matter than of words ; and neither to burden the memory of the hearers in the beginning with too many members of division, nor to trouble their minds with obscure terms of art.
Page 83 - As he pronounceth these words, he is to baptize the child with water ; which, for the manner of doing it, is not only lawful, but sufficient and most expedient to be by pouring or sprinkling of the water on the face of the child, without adding any other ceremony.
Page 83 - ... to his people : that if he shall be taken out of this life in his infancy, the Lord, who is rich in mercy, would be pleased to receive him up into glory; and...
Page 74 - ... seminaries of church and commonwealth, that they may flourish more and more in learning and piety ; for the particular city or congregation, that God would pour out a blessing upon the ministry of the word, sacraments, and discipline, upon the civil government, and all the several families and persons therein ; for mercy to the afflicted under any inward or outward distress. For seasonable weather, and fruitful seasons, as the time may require ; for...
Page 73 - Which sins of ours receive many fearful aggravations, we having broken all the commandments of the holy, just, and good law of God, doing that which is forbidden, and leaving undone what is enjoined ; and that not only out of ignorance and infirmity, but...
Page 73 - God, kept our garments so unspotted, nor been so zealous of his glory, and the good of others, as we ought : and to mourn over such other sins as the congregation is particularly guilty of: notwithstanding the manifold and great mercies of our God, the love of Christ, the light of the Gospel, and reformation of religion, our own purposes, promises, vows, Solemn Covenant, and other special obligations to the contrary.

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