The New Church Herald and Monthly Repository Volume 9

The New Church Herald and Monthly Repository Volume 9

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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. 1856 edition. Excerpt: ...unity is the good feature of the Lord's New Church on earth, and that it is only by coming into this form that it can perform effectively any of the good uses which it is designed to subserve; especially that it can never otherwise perform the duties of a genuine spiritual mother. The whole theory we maintain to be radically fallacious and untenable. The church is far more a mother when viewed as the simple unorganized aggregate of all the single societies in the New Church. Under this aspect only do we recognize the maternity of which Mr. W. says so much, having perpetually in mind the church mother in the form of the church convention. In this form she becomes virtually an idol, and is worshipped as such. G. B. MISCELLANY. OF WHAT IS THE MINISTER REPRESENTATIVE IN THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE HOLY SUPPER'? Prof. Bush, Dear Sir, --"In the Report of proceedings of the General Convention for 1854, (I think), Rev. Thos Worcester, as Chairman of the Committee of Ministers, in reporting on the subject of the sacraments, states that in the administration of the Holy Supper the Minister represents the Lord. On reading it I thought he was in error, ft has been my impression if the minister represents any body, it is his congregation. If you have not already done so, I wish you would examine that matter." REMARKS. We fear the writer has applied to a very bad source for an opinion on the subject alluded to. As we strenuously deny the existence of any such order in the New Church as Mr. Worcester understands by the priesthood, we of course do not recognize any representative character whatever in the functional ies so denominated. We are well aware, indeed, of the great stress laid upon the declaration of our author that all priests, by vir tue of the priestly...
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  • Paperback | 394 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 21mm | 703g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236656628
  • 9781236656629