My Church Politics: in letters to my people: with special reference to the present position of the Church of Scotland in its relations to the state

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A. M'Iver, 1813 - Church and state - 120 pages

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Page 76 - Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.
Page 21 - The Civil Magistrate may not assume to himself the administration of the word and sacraments or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven. Yet he hath authority, and it is his duty to take order, that unity and peace be preserved in the church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed; all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline prevented or reformed ; and all the ordinances of God duly settled, administered, and observed. For the...
Page 10 - For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as. in all churches of the saints.
Page 96 - That the examination and admission of ministers within this realm be only in the power of the Kirk, now openly and publicly professed within the same ;' and, while the ' presentation of laic patronages', was thereby 'reserved to the just and ancient patrons...
Page 35 - General Assembly, ever to give and inculcate implicit obedience to the decisions of civil courts, in regard to the civil rights and emoluments secured by law to the Church, instruct the said Presbytery to offer no farther resistance to the claims of Mr.
Page 96 - Kirk refuses to receive and admit the person presented by the patron as said is, it shall he lesome to the patron to appeal to the superintendent and ministers of that province where the benefice lies, and desire the person presented to be admitted, which if they refuse, to appeal to the General Assembly of. the whole realm, by whom the cause being decided shall take end, as they decern and declare.
Page 100 - God has given to the spiritual office-bearers of the kirk, concerning heads of religion, matters of heresy, excommunication, collation, or deprivation of ministers, or any such like essential censures, specially grounded and having warrant of the word of God.
Page 114 - I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst of water, but of hearing the word of the Lord.
Page 36 - That the General Assembly of this Church, while they unqualifiedly acknowledge the exclusive jurisdiction of the Civil Courts in regard to the civil rights and emoluments secured by law to the Church and the ministers thereof...
Page 3 - Why came you not in at the gate which standeth at the beginning of the way ? Know you not that it is written, that he that cometh not in by the door, " but climbeth up some other way, the same is a thief and a robber ?

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