Evangelical and Catholick Unity, Maintained in Church of England

Evangelical and Catholick Unity, Maintained in Church of England

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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. 1682 edition. Excerpt: ...therefore 'tis si against all reason and the rule of all Churches and Societies whatsoever, -for them and other men to thrust themselves into assnothetjss man's charge, -not only without lawful allowance, but contrary to' the expsireG Laws of that place Where they come. _ _ V_ 1 And the reason of this is plainin naturess; because 'tis impofiible tO keep men infflany 9 _ obedti obedience to their Governours, and' Peace and Concord amongst themselves where this liberty is admitted, for jealoufies and' work them to _ be clarnorous and gree y of changes, and what Piety and Love will. be promoted by persons, whose faneiesa-re heated with new Models and Projects, andr disaffected against their lawful Governours? That time which should be spent in subduing their Lusts, Reading and Meditating G0d'sWo1d, encouraging one another in Holiness and the continual Service os God, willbe employed in murmurs and making Parties, Plotting and contriving how to destroy this, and set up-another Government. And this was evidentlythe business of the late swarms of Lecturers before the Wars, who did by that means prepare the peoples minds for those changes; and afterwards by their Curfije Meroz, stir them up to effect such designs.-But to renounce him a: mzicceptihle oftheir Cam-, mem'ry', that he may heshamed and avoided. 5.. Ifjet he continue phstinatctr, and more harm than good, the is Ruler, to be had, was ever condemned 'and ac-j polip. pose and revile the Church, and draw Parties after them from her Coinmunion. If it be lest to every Preachefs discretion that will let up himself; under pretence of doing more good than harm, and being a poor affistant to carry on the main work of the Gofpel, as they all say they do, it will be impossible ever to prevent such...show more

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  • Paperback | 34 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 2mm | 82g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236828216
  • 9781236828217