Proceedings on a Council of Congregational Churches Relative to The Church of the Puritans

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Page 85 - I wrote unto the church : but Diotrephes, who loveth to have the pre-eminence among them, receiveth us not. 10 Wherefore, if I come, I will remember his deeds which he doeth, prating against us with malicious words : and not content therewith, neither doth he himself receive the brethren, and forbiddeth them that would, and casteth them out of the church.
Page 77 - A congregational church is by the institution of Christ a part of the militant visible church, consisting of a company of saints by calling, united into one body by an holy covenant, for the public worship of God, and the mutual edification one of another, in the fellowship of the Lord Jesus.
Page 78 - The weakest measure of faith is to be accepted in those that desire to be admitted into the church, because weak Christians, if sincere, have the substance of that faith, repentance and holiness, which is required in church members; and such have most need of the ordinances, for their confirmation and growth in grace.
Page 81 - The communion of churches is exercised sundry ways." 1. "By way of mutual care, in taking thought for one another's welfare.
Page 62 - ... their own knowledge, except as to the matters therein stated to be alleged upon information and belief, and as to those matters they believe it to be true.
Page 78 - Such as have not only attained the knowledge of the principles of religion, and are free from gross and open scandals, but also do together with the profession of their faith and repentance, walk in blameless obedience to the word, so as that in charitable discretion they may be accounted saints by calling...
Page 77 - The principal points wherein they differ from others may be reduced to these four heads. 1. The subject matter of the visible church, saints by calling, such as have not only attained the knowledge of the principles of religion, and are free from gross and open scandal, but are willing, together with the profession of their repentance and faith in Christ, to declare their subjection to him in his ordinances, which they account ought to be done...
Page 77 - Cor. v. 12. 5. The state of the members of the militant visible church walking in order, was either before the law, economical, that is in families ; or under the law, national ; or since the coming of Christ, only congregational ; the term independent we approve not, therefore neither national, provincial nor classical.
Page 30 - Hirt name, and by His authority, denounced it as a mystery of iniquity, and the sum of all villanies, utterly repudiated by the Word of God, and worthy only of the divine vengeance, that the fountains of the great deep should be broken up, and all the waters of this ocean of abominations should be let loose upon him to overwhelm and destroy him. It is not necessary that we should enter into a minute detail of the trials and persecutions which he has had to encounter in this tremendous conflict. One...
Page 31 - American liberty, that all men are born free and equal, and have an inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

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