Augustus Short: First Bishop of Adelaide; a Chapter of Colonial Church History

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Frederick Taylor Whitington
E.S. Wigg & Son, 1887 - Bishops - 301 pages
Brief history of founding of mission stations, Perth, Poonindie, mission work in S.A., description of journeyings in S.A. by Bishop Short.
 

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Page 33 - Christian men are discerned from others that be not christened, but it is also a sign of Regeneration or new Birth, whereby, as by an instrument, they that receive Baptism rightly are grafted into the Church; the promises of the forgiveness of sin, and of our adoption to be the sons of God by the Holy Ghost, are visibly signed and sealed; Faith is confirmed, and Grace increased by virtue of prayer unto God.
Page 285 - But an old age serene and bright, And lovely as a Lapland night, Shall lead thee to thy grave.
Page 186 - Thee, according to Thy blessed Word and ordinance ; through Jesus Christ our Lord, who with Thee and the Holy Ghost liveth and reigneth, ever one God, world without end. Amen.
Page 51 - ... and we think it expedient to appoint a Standing Committee, consisting of THE ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY THE ARCHBISHOP OF YORK THE ARCHBISHOP OF ARMAGH THE ARCHBISHOP OF DUBLIN THE BISHOP OF LONDON THE BISHOP OF DURHAM THE BISHOP OF WINCHESTER THE BISHOP OF LINCOLN...
Page 194 - As Bishops engaged in the charge of extensive Dioceses, and debarred from frequent opportunities of conference, we do not presume to think that we can inform or guide the judgment of the Church at large ; but at a time when the minds of pious and thoughtful men are in perplexity, we cannot remain altogether silent, nor refrain from stating what we believe to be the just interpretation of the Creed, Articles, and Liturgy of the Church of England respecting the Regeneration of Infants in Holy Baptism.
Page 33 - Sacraments ordained of Christ be not only badges or tokens of Christian men's profession, but rather they be certain sure witnesses, and effectual signs of grace, and God's good will towards us, by the which he doth work invisibly in us, and doth not only quicken, but also strengthen and confirm our Faith in him.
Page 232 - The use in common of a settled liturgy, though not to the exclusion of free prayer, as provided for in the Directory of the Assembly of Divines at Westminster. c. An episcopate freely elected by the united evangelical churches, not (as I have been misapprehended) exclusively by our own.
Page 225 - ... separation from the main body of the brethren. But the Church of the apostolic age, the true visible model Church, does more. It harmonises them all; giving to each its due place, its real proportion. Each portion of the truth, obscured, distorted, or denied in the mediaeval Church, each detail of the outward building of God, has been jealously rescued from corruption or decay by sects or individuals. It remains, perhaps, for this or the coming generation to restore the original fabric, and take...
Page 220 - I am truly glad that so considerable a person as yourself should by your presence in this colony have forced me to consider again the question, " Why I could not invite you to preach to our congregations ?" to review my position, principles, beliefs, and prepossessions ; more especially as the absence of sectarian prejudice on your part, and the presence of all that in social life can conciliate esteem and admiration, reduced the question to its simple ecclesiastical dimensions.
Page 88 - ... from the field, and pursued into the dark void, where roars and groans, and the sound of blows, left but little to be imagined on the score of a bloody massacre. Presently the whole corps reappeared close to the fire, and, having deployed into two lines and

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