Of the Government of Churches: A Discourse Pointing at the Primitive Form

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Roger Daniel, printer to the Universitie of Cambridge, 1641 - Christianity - 208 pages

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Page 18 - And we beseech you, brethren, to know them which labour among you, and are over you in the Lord, and admonish you; and to esteem them very highly in love for their work's sake.
Page 129 - Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall be done for them of my Father which is in heaven. For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.
Page 10 - Then pleased it the apostles and elders, with the whole church, to send chosen men of their own company to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas.
Page 145 - This interpretation of this passage is fully sustained by Mr. Thorndike, an eminent authority among prelatists. ' It must be acknowledged,' he says, ' that the apostle writeth to them to see his sentence published, ratified, and executed, which the presbyters there had either neglected to do, as was touched afore, or perhaps were not able to bring the people under the discipline of Christ's kingdom ; which must needs oblige the apostle to interpose.
Page 117 - Let no man deceive himself; if a man be not within the altar, he is deprived of the bread of God. For if the prayer of one or two be of such force, as we are told, how much more powerful shall that of the bishop and the whole church be ? He therefore that does not come together into the same place with it, is proud, and has already condemned himself. For it is written, God resisteth the proud.
Page 136 - If he hear not the Church let him be unto thee as a heathen man and a publican.
Page 141 - By rejecting conscience, certain persons have made shipwreck of their faith, 20 among them Hy-me-nae'us and Alexander, whom I have delivered to Satan that they may learn not to blaspheme.
Page 199 - Apostles, must it needs seem strange that the successors of their place should be destroyed by the sons of their faith ? Be it pardonable for our neighbours and brethren of the reformed Churches abroad to have overseen the succession of the Apostles, because they could not discern it, as they found it blended with such abundance of accessories, especially in the persons of men that hated to be reformed...
Page 39 - Jesus, to testify to the gospel of the grace of God. 25 And now, behold, I know that all you among whom I have gone about preaching the kingdom will see my face no more. 26...
Page 138 - I wrote to you in an epiftle, not to company with fornicators ; yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters ; for then muft ye needs go out of the world.

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