The Claims of the Established Church to Exclusive Attachment and Support; And the Dangers Which Menace Her from Schism and Indifference,

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General Books LLC, 2010 - 144 pages
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1820 Excerpt: ... probably to be apprehended from the unhappy divisions of our Church, it becomes us, not only to wish and to "pray for the "peace of" this our "Jerusalem1'," but to combine our most strenuous exertions in support of her sacred cause; to temper an avowed decision of principle with that charity and conciliation in practice, which may tend, by God's blessing, to restore her to harmony and accord, and make her once more, so far as human frailties will allow, "as a city that is at unity in itself'." "And who," said the venerable and pious Bishop Andrewsk, at a period when our Church wore an aspect of dissension and danger too fearfully analogous to the present, --w who shall make us of one "accord? High shall be his reward in "heaven, and happy his remembrance on "earth, that shall be the means to restore "this accord to the Church;--that once ' we may keep a true and perfect Pente"cost," when the disciples of Christ" were "all with one accord in one place, ." h Psalm cxxii. 6. 'Psalm cxxii. 3. k Sermons, p. 384. fifth edition. 1 Acts ii. 1. SERMON III. John Xx. 21. As my Father hath sent me, even so send I you. IN further prosecuting the consideration of the claims of our excellent Church to the undivided attachment of the people of these kingdoms, and of the unreasonableness of deserting her communion, the next point which naturally presents itself is the outward form of that polity which our blessed Saviour and his holy Apostles instituted for his Church. For if it shall appear that our own ecclesiastical institutions are formed on that primitive model, our pretensions to being regarded as a sound and undoubted branch of the one universal Church must receive a most material confirmation; and the force of those arguments which have already been derived from a gen...

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