Excerpt from Ritualism and Its Related Dogmas
In the first place it is a topic which always lies fairly within the scope Of Christian And, apart altogether from special circumstances which lift the subject into prominence, and demand for it our most thoughtful consideration, it is neces say that Christians shculd from time to time receive instruction as to the precise relation the ministry of the Church holds both towards Christ, his Church, and the world. And the of a pastor can scarcely defend itself from the imputation of narrow ness and incompleteness which purposely eschews, or inadvertently neglects, a tepic of such high im portance. It is not improbable that to the compara tive absence of such exposition from our pulpit in structions, may we, in some measure, trace the growth of that ecclesiastical heresy, which is one of the most startling and ominous features of our times.
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