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A compressed View of the Religious Principles and Prac-
the Scriptures ; attempted
THE UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD,
IN THE YEAR MDCCCXIX,
THE LATE REV. JOHN BAMPTON, M. A.
CANON OF SALISBURY.
HECTOR DAVIES MORGAN, M. A.
OF TRINITY COLLEGE; MINISTER OF CASTLE HEDINGHAM,
ESSEX; AND CHAPLAIN TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE
AT THE UNIVERSITY PRESS FOR THE AUTHOR.
SOLD BY J. PARKER, OXFORD; AND MESSRS. RIVINGTON, ST.
shall bring in damnable heresies, even denying the Lord
Inferences from the varieties of opinion concerning
fice of the Holy Spirit. 7. Original Sin. 8. Inspira-
“ The greatest obligation which can possibly be conferred
upon them is ... the exhibition of their principles in their
every thing. If the Unitarian doctrine, cleared from all
I have not shunned to declare unto you all the counsel of
Expedience of a right interpretation of the Scrip-
“ We require nothing of our opponents beyond a fair
surely it is not candid to conclude under one general sen-
“ retract :-it is not so much in many instances the want of
Corruption of the spirituality of the Christian religion
“ because those principles, a few clauses excepted, are drawn
defined, and is as unchangeable as it has beeni unchanged,
THE PRINCIPLES OF THÉ NONCONFORMISTS COMPARED
WITH THE SCRIPTURES.
1 Cor. xi. 19.
For there must be also heresies among you, that they which
are approved may be made manifest among you.
The violation of Christian unity foretold. The prin-
ciples of Nonconformists, as explained by Winter, Con-
der, Bass, Fielding, and in the “ Life of a Dissenting
“ Minister," compared with the Scriptures. 1. The
right of private judgment and unlimited inquiry in reli-
gion. 2. National establishments for religion. 3. The
nature of ecclesiastical unity. 4. Ministerial authority.
5. Misapprehension of Matt. xx. 25–28.
lical succession. 7. Orders of ministry. 8. Election
of Ministers, and right of the people in the administra-
tion of ecclesiastical affairs.- Independence of the pri-
mitive Churches, and voluntary nature of Christian
communion. 9. Baptism. 10. Confirmation. 11. The