A resolution of some cases of conscience which respect church-communion ...

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Printed by H. Hills, jun. for F. Gardiner, 1683 - Religion - 50 pages
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Page 36 - Ye cannot drink the cup of the Lord, and the cup of devils : ye cannot be partakers of the Lord's table, and of the table of devils.
Page 3 - There is one body, and one Spirit, even as ye are called in one hope of your calling-, one Lord, one Faith, one Baptifm, one God and Father of all, who is above all, and through all, and in you all.
Page 33 - ... for the edifying of the body of Chrift ; till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man...
Page 46 - Height of men, and cunning craftinefs, whereby they lie in w.ait to deceive ; but fpeaking the truth in love, may grow • up into him in all things, which is the head, even Chrift : From whom the whole body fitly joined together, and...
Page 46 - ... grow • up into him in all things, which is the head, even Chrift : From whom the whole body fitly joined together, and compacted by that which every joint fupplieth, according to the effectual working in the meafure of every part, maketh increafe of the body, unto the edifying of itfelf in love.Tbe Gofpel.
Page 35 - Come ye out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, And touch no unclean thing; and I will receive you, and will be to you a Father, and ye shall be to me sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty.
Page 49 - Schifm; and fome think it very indifferent, whom they Communicate with, and therefore take their turns in all. But this is as contrary to all the Principles of Church*Communion, as any thing can poffiblybe.
Page 48 - GOD that giveth the increase. (1 Cor. iii. 6, 7.) And if the DIVINE SPIRIT confines his influences and operations to the unity of the Church (as the same apostle tells us that there is but one body and one spirit (Eph. iv. 4), which plainly signifies that the operations of this one spirit are appropriated to this one body, as the soul is to the body it animates), then it does not seem a very likely way for edification, to cut ourselves off from the unity of CHRIST'S body. ELDERS. Presbyterian sects...
Page 38 - Li this enquiry; that wherever there is a Church established by public authority, if there be nothing sinful in its constitution and worship, we are bound to communicate with that Church, and to reject the communion of all other parties and sects of Christians. For the advantage always lies on the side of authority. No public establishment can justify sinful communion ; but if there be nothing sinful in the communion...

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