Lectures on Episcopacy and the Papal Supremacy [NOOK Book]

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The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: Utica, N.Y. : H.H. Curtiss; Publication date: ...

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Overview

The book has no illustrations or index. It may have numerous typos or missing text. However, purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original rare book from the publisher's website (GeneralBooksClub.com). You can also preview excerpts of the book there. Purchasers are also entitled to a free trial membership in the General Books Club where they can select from more than a million books without charge. Original Publisher: Utica, N.Y. : H.H. Curtiss; Publication date: 1851; Subjects: Episcopacy; Popes;

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  • BN ID: 2940025486558
  • Publisher: H.H. Curtiss
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Digitized from 1851 volume
  • File size: 383 KB

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maintain that there is no Ministry, or that Laymen may give to one of their own number all that is requisite to constitute a Minister of the Church of Christ. If persons holding cither of these views, will not be convinced by the clear light of God's word if they prefer a discovery of the seventeenth century to the uniform action and testimony of the universal Christian Church, they certainly will not be persuaded by any thing that I can say. Our business at present is, to examine the two antagonistic theories, viz: The Episcopal and the Presbyterian. By the use of this last word you will understand me, once for all, to mean, not only those who are called by that name, but also all who deny Episcopacy, and hold to the right of Presbyters to govern the Church, and particularly to ordain. The classification includes not only Baptists, Reformed Dutch and Congregationalists, but also Methodists and Lutherans, who, though holding to a nominal Episcopacy, are in principle only Presbyterians. They expressly deny that their Bishops or Superintendents, are of a higher or superior order to their Presbyters. It is a regulation of expediency, not of principle. Popery has added to Episcopacy a fourth order, but I shall take occasion before these Lectures are closed to show that that is a novelty,and that we do right to protest against all novelties, whether they add to, or take away from, the Primitive, Catholic, Apostolic system. What, then, are these two antagonistic theories? The Episcopal is, that the Christian Ministry consists of three orders, now called Bishops, Presbyters and Deacons. That of these, the Bishop is alone the successor of the Apostles, and as such, alone possesses thepower of ordination, and is thus the ruler of the Church, and especially of the inferior orders of ...
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