The Cambridge and Saybrook Platforms of Church Discipline; With the Confession of Faith of the New England Churches, Adopted in 1680 and the Heads of

The Cambridge and Saybrook Platforms of Church Discipline; With the Confession of Faith of the New England Churches, Adopted in 1680 and the Heads of

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1829 edition. Excerpt: ...or of outward support, to the necessities of poorer churches, as did the churches of the Gentiles contribute liberally to the poor saints at Jerusalem. Cant.viii. 8. Acts, xv. 2, 6, 22, 23. Ezek, xxxiv. 4. Gal. ii. 11--14. Matt. xviii. 15, 16, 17, by proportion. Gen. xviii. 26. 1 Cor. xii. 13. Rom. xvi. 1. Acts, xviii. 27, and xi. 22, 29. Rom. xiii. 26, 27. 3. When a company of believers purpose to gather into church fellowship, it is requisite for their safer proceeding, and the maintaining of the communion of churches, that they signify their intent unto the neighbor churches, walking according unto the order of the gospel, and desire their presence, and help, and right hand of fellowship, which they ought readily to give unto them, when there is no just cause to except against their proceedings. Gal. ii. 1, 2, and 9, by proportion. 4. Besides these several ways of communion, there is also a way of propagation of churches: when a church shall grow too numerous, it is a way, and fit season, to propagate one church out of another, by sending forth such of their members as are willing to remove, and to procure some officers to them, as may enter with them into church estate amongst themselves. As bees, when the hive is too full, issue forth by swarms, and are gathered into other hives, so the churches of Christ may do the same upon like necessity; and therein hold forth to them the right hand of fellowship, both in their gathering into a church, and in the ordination of their officers. Isa. xL 20. Cant. viii. 8, 9. CHAP. XVI. Of Synods." 1. Synods orderly assembled, and rightly proceeding according to the pattern, Acts xv. we acknowledge as the ordinance of Christ; and though not absolutely necessary to the being, yet many times, through the...show more

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