Institutes of Ecclesiastical History: Ancient and Modern ... Much Corrected, Enlarged, and Improved from the Primary Authorities, Volume 3

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Page 449 - We have also a more sure word of prophecy ; whereunto ye do well that ye take heed, as unto a light that shineth in a dark place, until the day dawn, and the day-star arise in your hearts: knowing this first, that no prophecy of the Scripture is of any private interpretation.
Page 465 - Moreover, if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone : if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses, every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 469 - If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar : for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God Whom he hath not seen ? And this commandment have we from Him, That he who loveth God, love his brother also.
Page 309 - The history of the rights of princes in the disposing of ecclesiastical benefices and church lands ; relating chiefly to the pretensions of the crown of France to the regale, and late contests with the court of Rome.
Page 408 - keepeth Pasch and Yule. What have they for them? they have no institution. As for our neighbour Kirk in England, their service is an evil-said mass in English; they want nothing of the mass but the liftings. I charge you, my good...
Page 266 - Some Passages of the Life and Death of John Earl of Rochester ;" which the critic ought to read for its elegance, the philosopher for its arguments, and the saint for its piety.
Page 464 - Compliments, superfluity of apparel and furniture^ outward shows of rejoicing and mourning, and the observation of days and times, we esteem to be incompatible with the simplicity and sincerity of a Christian life ; and public diversions, gaming, and other vain amusements of .the world, we cannot but condemn. They are a waste of that time which is given us for nobler purposes ; and divert the attention of the mind from the sober duties Of life, and from the reproofs of instruction by which we are...
Page 413 - A declaration of the faith and order owned and practised in the congregational churches in England, agreed upon, and consented unto by their elders and messengers in their meeting at the Savoy, October 12, 1658.
Page 190 - Thus the national synods of the French church, in this century, held a continued correspondence by letters and envoys, with the church of Geneva; and also regularly sent representatives to the Reformed church of the low countries ; and received delegates from them. And in the next century, the Reformed Dutch church invited the Reformed churches of France, Germany, England, &.C., to assist them, by their representatives, in the national synod of Bort.
Page 465 - A monthly meeting is usually composed of several particular congregations,- situated within a convenient distance from each other. Its business is to provide for the subsistence of the poor, and for the education of their offspring; to judge of the sincerity and fitness of persons appearing to be convinced of the religious principles of the society, and desiring to be admitted into membership ; to excite due attention to the discharge of religious and moral duty; and to deal with disorderly members.

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