An Appeal in Behalf of Church Government; Addressed to the Prelates and Clergy of the United Church of England and Ireland

An Appeal in Behalf of Church Government; Addressed to the Prelates and Clergy of the United Church of England and Ireland : Being Remarks on the Debate in the House of Lords Respecting That Subject, on 26th May, 1840

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1840 edition. Excerpt: ... entered into, for you my Lords are far from receiving their decisions as authoritative. When an individual brings to you his college certificate of fitness for ordination, you do not uninquiringly submit to that declaration. You examine for yourselves, and often reverse the decision of the college. This is as it should be. It so happens, my Lords, that the divines who took an active part in collecting a tumultuary assembly against the Regius Professor of Theology, have since suffered in their reputation for orthodoxy, in consequence of their own writings; they have incurred a widely diffused suspicion--have fallen at least under a very general imputation--of un-Church-of-England opinions. Should any of these men be promoted to a high station, we cannot tell how soon the whole unseemly proceeding enacted by themselves, may be repeated by others against themselves. Every consistent friend of the Church, will, however, deprecate the example, and will equally deprecate its being followed. Allow me to pass on to another case, of not dissimilar evil, produced by the absence of a Churchtribunal. We have had lately a combination of clergymen denouncing the Tracts circulated by the Christian Knowledge Society as positively heretical. Their complaint is, not that those books are, some of them, dull and unlikely to interest the public; or again, that others of them are too limited in topics, and do not present a sufficiently full statement of Gospel-truth; but they seek to impress on the public mind that most of these Tracts are heretical, and the doctrines they maintain in diametrical opposition to the Articles of the Established Church. This indeed amounts to a most serious accusation against persons whose character should be preserved from more

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