Reflections on the fate of a petition for relief in the matter of subscription, offered to the honourable House of commons, February 6th, 1772. With observations on dean Tucker's Apology for the present Church of England, by a member of a law-society [F. Blackburne].

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Page 117 - ... laws, statutes, and customs of this realm, nor to the damage or hurt of the King's prerogative royal, shall now still be used and executed as they were afore the making of this act...
Page 113 - The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in the which the pure Word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly ministered according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
Page 94 - Behold how good and joyful a thing it is for brethren to dwell together in unity.
Page 90 - The mention of this man has moved me from my natural moderation. Let me return to your grace. You are the pillow upon which I am determined to rest all my resentments.
Page 84 - ... planted in us by the Author of our nature, and utterly incompatible with all religion, natural and revealed, and therefore a mere act of power, having neither the nature nor obligation of law.
Page 84 - ... neither on his own choice, nor upon any fixed rule of law, but on the arbitrary will of any man, or set of men, is exceeding the power permitted by the Divine Providence to human legislators.
Page 109 - Shaftsbury very well urged, that it is a far different thing to believe, or to be fully persuaded of the truth of the doctrine of our church, and to swear never to endeavour to alter; which last must be utterly unlawful, unless you place an infallibility either in the church or yourself; you being otherwise obliged to alter, whenever a clearer or better light comes to you.
Page 115 - Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but alfo in matters of Faith.
Page 84 - Bill) to be above the reach of any legislature, as contrary to the original inherent rights of human nature, which, as they are not derived from, or held under civil laws, by no civil laws whatsoever can be taken away.
Page 98 - Scripture contains all things necessary to salvation, so that whatsoever is not read therein, nor may be proved thereby, is not to be required of any man to be believed as an article of the Faith ; or be thought requisite or necessary to salvation.

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