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Página 531 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Página 203 - ... but only such as heretofore have been determined, ordered or adjudged to be heresy by the authority of the canonical Scriptures, or by the first four General Councils or any of them, or by any other General Council wherein the same was declared heresy by the express and plain words of the said canonical Scriptures...
Página 38 - The whole controversy relates to the mode in which the body and blood of Christ are . present in the Lord's-supper; for it was agreed on all hands that they are present in some way.
Página 535 - I love God," and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, that he who loveth God love his brother also.
Página 527 - ... arising from such a sense of our infirmities, and of the need we have of divine help, to be more acceptable to God than any performances, however specious, which originate in the will of man. " From what has been said respecting worship, it follows that the ministry we approve must have its origin from the same source ; for that which is needful for man's own direction, and for his acceptance with God, must be eminently so to enable him to be helpful to others.
Página 203 - ... all manner of jurisdiction, privileges and pre-eminences, touching any spiritual or ecclesiastical jurisdiction within the realms of England and Ireland, as also to visit, reform, redress, order, correct and amend all errors, heresies, schisms, abuses, contempts, offences and enormities whatsoever.
Página 532 - Of such marriage the monthly meeting keeps a record ; as also of the births and burials of its members. A certificate of the date of the name of the infant, and of its parents, signed by those present at the birth, is the subject of one of these last-mentioned records ; and an order for the interment, countersigned by the grave-maker, of the other. The naming of children is without ceremony. Burials are also conducted in a simple manner. The body, followed by the relations and friends, is sometimes,...
Página 526 - Paul, that they are able to make wise unto salvation, through faith which is in Christ Jesus.
Página 477 - As to what appertains to soundness of judgment in matters of faith, we esteem it sufficient that a church acknowledge the scriptures to be the word of God, the perfect and only rule of faith and practice, and own either the doctrinal part of those commonly called the articles of the church of England, or the confession or catechisms, shorter or larger compiled by the assembly at Westminster, or the confession agreed on at the Savoy, to be agreeable to the said rule.
Página 531 - Monthly meetings also grant to such of their members as remove into other monthly meetings certificates of their membership and conduct ; without which they cannot gain membership in such meetings. Each...

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