Report of the Auchterarder Case: The Earl of Kinnoull, and the Rev. R. Young, Against the Presbytery of Auchterarder

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Página 27 - ... as well to keep the scale of justice even and steady, and not liable to waver with every new judge's opinion ; as also because the law in that case being solemnly declared and determined, what before was uncertain, and perhaps indifferent, is now become a permanent rule, which it is not in the breast of any subsequent judge to alter or vary from, according to his private sentiments...
Página 352 - Church; to receive complaints in cases of mal-administration, and authoritatively to determine the same: which decrees and determinations, if consonant to the Word of God, are to be received with reverence and submission, not only for their agreement with the Word, but also for the power whereby they are made, as being an ordinance of God, appointed thereunto in his Word.
Página 308 - Right, it is declared, that Prelacy, and the superiority of any office in the church above presbyters, is and hath been a great and insupportable grievance and trouble to this nation, and contrary to the inclinations of the generality of the people ever since the Reformation, they having reformed from Popery by presbyters, and therefore ought to be abolished...
Página 108 - It belongeth to synods and councils, ministerially, to determine controversies of faith, and cases of conscience; to set down rules and directions for the better ordering of the public worship of God, and government of his Church; to receive complaints in cases of maladministration, and authoritatively to determine the same...
Página 27 - And therefore, even, so early as the conquest, we find the " praeteritorum memoria eventorum" reckoned up as one of the chief qualifications of those who were held to be "legibus patriae optime instituti." (o) For it is an established rule to abide by former precedents, where the same points come again in litigation : as well to keep the scale of justice even and steady, and not liable to waver with every new judge's opinion...
Página 35 - And I consent to the registration hereof in the books of council and session, or any other judges books competent; therein to remain for preservation; and thereto I constitute my procurators, &c.
Página 1 - ... heads of families, members of the vacant congregation and in full communion with the Church, shall disapprove of the person in whose favour the call is proposed to be moderated in, such disapproval shall be deemed sufficient ground for the presbytery rejecting such person, and that he shall be rejected accordingly and due notice thereof forthwith given to all concerned...
Página 1 - And farther declare, that no person shall be held to be entitled to disapprove as aforesaid, who shall refuse, if required, solemnly to declare in presence of the Presbytery, that he is actuated by no factious or malicious motive, but solely by a conscientious regard to the spiritual interests of himself or the congregation.
Página 340 - ... the major part of the male heads of families, members of the vacant congregation, and in full communion with the church, shall disapprove of the person in whose favour the call is proposed to be moderated in, such disapproval shall be deemed...
Página 10 - Therefore it ought and should be found and declared by decree of the lords of our council and session, that in consequence of the death of C.

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