Essay on Apostolical Succession; Being a Defense of a Genuine Protestant Ministry and Supplying a General Antidote to Popery

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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. 1840 Excerpt: ...have their due order." The writer of this Essay expressly disclaims any intention by this quotation to reflect upon all Bishops, as unrighteous or tyrannical men. Many Bishops, in different ages, have been truly men of God. His chief object in the quotation is to shew the views of the Romish church on the ...
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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. 1840 Excerpt: ...have their due order." The writer of this Essay expressly disclaims any intention by this quotation to reflect upon all Bishops, as unrighteous or tyrannical men. Many Bishops, in different ages, have been truly men of God. His chief object in the quotation is to shew the views of the Romish church on the subject of Episcopacy by divine right, at the period when this part of the canon law was composed. Episcopacy, in general, is certainly here declared to be an Error of past times: and Bishops, many of them, are spoken of as usurping tyrants. Presbyters are spoken of as despoiled by them of the authority and usefulness which, by divine right, truly belonged to Presbyters. Part of the seventh chapter of the council of Hispala, in Spain, in the seventh century, is worth translating:--" It has been reported to us that Agapius, Bishop of Cordova, has frequently appointed Village Bishops (Chor-episcopi) or Presbyters (who by the canons are both one) to consecrate altars and churches without the presence of the Bishop. Which, indeed, is not to be wondered at, principally for this reason, that the Bishop is a man ignorant of ecclesiastical discipline. Therefore it ought to be determined unanimously, that no such license should be used amongst us, knowing that the appointment and consecration of an altar is not allowed either to a Presbyter, or to a Village Bishop. For in the Sacred Scriptures, the Lord commanded that Moses alone should erect the altar in the tabernacle, that he alone should anoint it, because he was the high priest, as it is written concerning him, ' Moses and Aaron among his priests.' Therefore that which the head priests alone might do, of whom Moses and Aaron were types, the Presbyters, who resemble Aaron's sons, ought not to presume ...
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  • ISBN-13: 9781150344602
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 5/28/2012
  • Pages: 126
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.27 (d)

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