A letter to a friend, containing remarks on certain passages in a sermon ... by ... John [Ewer] lord bishop of Landaff ... in which the highest reproach is ... cast upon the American colonies. With a suppl., by a presbyter in Old England
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Page 30 - But be not ye called Rabbi, for one is your Master, even Christ; and all ye are brethren. And call no man your father upon the earth : for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters: for one is your Master, even Christ.
Page 36 - Ecclesiastical authority may have been necessary in the infant state of society, and, for the same reason, it may perhaps continue to be, in some degree, necessary as long as society is imperfect ; and therefore may not be entirely abolished till civil governments have arrived at a much greater degree of perfection.
Page 12 - And is it not some aggravation of their shame, that this their neglect of religion was contrary to the pretences and conditions, under which they obtained royal grants and public authority to their adventures?
Page 37 - ... Christ, and as essential to his Church as the sacraments ; for, say you, he insists upon it (meaning the Episcopal superiority,) as of divine right, asserts that the laws relating to it bind as strongly as the laws which relate to baptism and the holy eucharist, and that if the succession be once broken, not all the men on earth, not all the angels in heaven, without an immediate commission from Christ, can restore it — but you say, he does not, however, hold this succession to be necessary,...
Page 30 - Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercife dominion over them, and they that are great, exercife authority upon them. But it fliall not be fo among you : but v/hofoever will be great among you, let him be your minifter •, and whofoever will be chief among you...
Page 1 - ... the Propagation of the Gofpel in foreign Parts, at the anniverfary Meeting, in the Parifh Church of St. Mary Le Bow, London, February 20, 1767; in which the higheft Reproach is undefervedly caft upon the American Colonies. BY CHARLES CHAUNCY, DD Paftor of the firft Church of Chrift in Bofton.
Page 13 - Saviour; who will have all men to be faved, and to come to the knowledge of the truth.
Page 58 - But, notwithstanding, episcopacy and monarchy are, in their frame and constitution, best suited to each other. Episcopacy can never thrive in a republican government, nor republican principles in an episcopal church.
Page 33 - I think, it is that the apoftle faith, i Cor. ii. 4, 5. " and my fpeech, and my preaching was " not with enticing words of^ man's wifdom ; but " in demonftration of the Spirit, and of power; " that your faith mould not ftand in the wifdom of " men, but in the power of GOD...