Letter to the Peers, from a Peer's Son: On the Duty and Necessity of Immediate Legislative Interposition in Behalf of the Church of Scotland, as Determined by Considerations of Constitutional Law

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William Whyte & Company, 1842 - Church and state - 101 pages
 

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Page 20 - 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 20 - ... it to be their bounden duty, after the great deliverance that God hath lately wrought for this Church and kingdom, in the first place to settle and secure therein the true Protestant religion, according to the truth of God's Word, as it hath of a long time been professed within this land; as also the government of Christ's Church within this nation, agreeable to the Word of God, and most conducive to the advancement of true piety and godliness, and the establishing of peace and tranquillity within...
Page 20 - Protestant religion contained in the above mentioned confession of faith with the form and purity of worship presently in use within this Church and its Presbyterian Church government and discipline (that is to say) the government of the Church by kirk sessions presbyteries provincial synods and general assemblies...
Page 19 - Parliament, conceiving it to be their bounden duty, after the great deliverance that God hath lately wrought for this Church and Kingdom, in the first place to settle and secure therein the true Protestant religion, according to the truth of God's word, as it hath of a long time been professed within this land ; as also the government of...
Page 31 - ... to the patron to appeal to the ' superintendent and ministers of that province where the benefice lies, and desire the ' person presented to be admitted ; which if they refuse, to appeal to the general ' assembly of this haill realm, by whom the cause being decided shall take end as they
Page 85 - ... reasons to the effect the affair may be cognosced upon by the presbytery of the bounds, at whose judgment and by whose determination the calling and entry of a particular minister is to be ordered and concluded...
Page 21 - ... any alteration of the worship discipline and government of the Church of this kingdom as now by law established...
Page 13 - That the examination and admission of ministers within this realm be only in the power of the Kirk, now openly and publicly professed within the same ;' and, while the ' presentation of laic patronages' was thereby ' reserved to the just and ancient patrons...
Page 93 - No noise arises from her squares or streets, no roads lead to her gates from the east or from the west ; from the north or from the south, except a few paths winding among the rocks, on which you meet half-naked Arabs, some camel-drivers from Damascus...

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