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Page 33 - After these things I saw, and behold, a great multitude, which no man could number, out of every nation, and of all tribes and peoples and tongues, standing before the throne and before the Lamb, arrayed in white robes, and palms in their hands ; and they cry with a great voice, saying, ' Salvation unto our God which sitteth on the 'throne, and unto the Lamb.
Page 19 - 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 299 - sometimes very just and sufficient reason to allow ordination made without a bishop.
Page 213 - Apostles' time there have been these Orders of Ministers In Christ's Church — Bishops, Priests and Deacons. Which Offices were evermore had in such reverend estimation that no man might presume to execute any of them, except he were first called, tried, examined and known to have such qualities as...
Page 254 - An Epistolary Discourse, proving, from the Scriptures and the first Fathers, that the Soul is a Principle naturally mortal, but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God, to Punishment, or to Reward, by its Union with the Divine Baptismal Spirit. Wherein is proved, that none have the Power of giving this Divine Immortalizing Spirit, since the Apostles, but only the Bishops.
Page 5 - On this occasion, it would ill become me to conceal the joy I have felt in perceiving the fraternal affection, which appears to increase every day among the friends of genuine religion. It affords edifying prospects, indeed, to see Christians of different denominations dwell together in more charity, and conduct themselves in respect to each other with a more Christianlike spirit, than ever they have done in any former age, or in any other nation.
Page 11 - The two Sacraments ordained by Christ himself, — Baptism and the Supper of the Lord, — ministered with unfailing use of Christ's words of Institution, and of the elements ordained by him. 4. The Historic Episcopate, locally adapted in the methods of its administration to the varying needs of the nations and peoples called of God into the unity of his church.
Page 306 - Therefore if at any time a minister so ordained in these French churches came to incorporate himself in ours, and to receive a public charge or cure of souls among us, in the Church of England, (as I have known some of them to have so done of late, and can instance in many other before my time,) our bishops did not reordain him before they admitted him to his charge ; as they must have done, if his former ordination here in France had been void.
Page 304 - State; yet, for the testifying my communion with these Churches (which I do love and honor as true members of the Church universal), I do profess that, with like affection, I should receive the blessed sacrament at the hands of the Dutch ministers, if I were in Holland, as I should do at the hands of the French ministers if I were in Charentone.