Report of the Case Concerning the Presbyterian Meeting-house of Clough, in the County of Down, Determined in the Court of Exchequer in Ireland, in Easter Term, 1836
Grant and Bolton, 1836 - Dissenters, Religious - 52 pages
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Page 39 - The Lord Jesus, as King and Head of his Church, hath therein appointed a government, in the hand of Church officers, distinct from the civil magistrate.
Page 39 - To these officers the keys of the kingdom of heaven are committed, by virtue whereof they have power respectively to retain and remit sins, to shut that kingdom against the impenitent, both by the Word and censures; and to open it unto penitent sinners, by the ministry of the gospel, and by absolution from censures, as occasion shall require.
Page 41 - Lord to prepare his ways ; to give knowledge of salvation unto his people by the remission of their sins, through the tender mercy of our God, whereby the day-spring from on high hath visited us, to give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.
Page 51 - THE SYNOD OF MUNSTER, THE PRESBYTERY OF ANTRIM, AND THE REMONSTRANT SYNOD OF ULSTER.
Page 13 - Ointment subject to the Trusts of the Settlement : That those Trusts ought to be performed, and the Ownership of the Ointment sold, as directed by that Instrument, The Bill prayed, that the Deeds of June 1816, and September 1817, and the Agreement, might be declared fraudulent and void, and be delivered up to be cancelled : That the Trusts of the Settlement of September 1794 might be performed : That an Account might be taken of the quantities of the Ointment sold since Mrs. Folgham's death, and...
Page 41 - Christianity, as it is to be found in the New Testament, a religion of love and saving grace, addressing itself to the head and to the heart, to the natural and to the moral world, to the magnificent proofs of Deity without us, and the still more convincing proofs of Deity within us ; which admits no compromise with viceĽ makes sincerity the test of religion, and virtue and benevolence the test of sincerity.
Page 15 - That young men, licensed to preach, be obliged to subscribe the Confession of Faith, in all the articles thereof, as the confession of their faith — this overture unanimously approven.
Page 16 - I profess faith in God the Father, and in Jesus Christ, his eternal Son, the true God, and in the holy Spirit, one God blessed for ever: and do acknowledge the holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, to be given by divine inspiration.
Page 15 - Gospel subscribe the Westminster Confession of Faith to be the confession of their faith, and promise to adhere to the doctrine, worship, discipline and government of this Church. As, also, those who are licensed, and have not subscribed, do be obliged to subscribe before their being ordained among us— this overture was voted and unanimously approven.