Letter to the Ministers of the Convocation. a Brief Summary of 'Moderate' Principles and Policy, as They Affect the Present Position of the Church of Scotland

Letter to the Ministers of the Convocation. a Brief Summary of 'Moderate' Principles and Policy, as They Affect the Present Position of the Church of Scotland

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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. 1843 edition. Excerpt: ... are held on the condition of subjection to his ecclesiastical superiors; and Mr Dewar, if deposed, will be so, just because he has not yielded this subjection; and the scriptural principle of spiritual jurisdiction in the Church of Christ will not bo violated by the Civil Courta 'taking order," in this particular matter, that the power of tho keys be exercised aright, and the sentence of deposition inflicted for "just and lawful cause, ' of which they will judge if called upon. But you somewhat invert the order of things when you maintain that the Presbytery of Strathbogie propose to depose Mr Dewar, for contumacy towards them, with the sanction of the Court of Session. They will seek no sanction for the spiritual act but the sanction of Him whe is the Great Head of the Church. Extended You have been liberal in your denunciations against the Strath bogie Ministers, for seeking, and against the " Moderate Brethren" for supporting them in the demand, for the extended interdicts, as they have been called, prohibiting the clergymen sent by the Assembly from preaching and dispousing ordinances in the parishes of Strathbogio. This you have represented as, on the part of the Court of Session, forbidding the preaching of the gospel to perishing sinners; and, perhaps, there is no topic in the controversy on which you have more successfully enlisted popular clamour and sympathy, and even succeeded in gaining over, on this particular head, somo whe ought to have seen the fallacies that lurk under the argument. These fallacies we have repeatedly and triumphantly pointed out. We have shewn that, by the laws of the country, Civil and Ecclesiastical, the parochial minister is entitled to be protected against any other minister of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641124
  • 9781236641120