A Short History of the Westminster Assembly

A Short History of the Westminster Assembly

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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. 1904 edition. Excerpt: ...heart confessed in the Assemblie, and other seen faults, to be remedied, and the conveniencie to preach against all sects, especiallie Anabaptists and Antinomians. Dr. Twisse closed with a short prayer and blessing. God was so evidentlie in all this exercise, that we expect certainlie a blessing both in-our matter of the Assemblie and whole Kingdome " (Letters, 184 f.). 65. In September and October of the same year (1644) the Assembly had under discussion the sorts of Assemblies in the government of the Church. On November 8th all that the Assembly had as yet finished on the matter _of Church government was read over and sent up to Parliament. Probably Parliament had now received from the Assembly all that is included in the "Form of Church Government " in editions of the " Confession of Faith," etc. The work had been sent up in two parts, the Ordination part and the Church Government part. In the Scottish edition of 1647, to which reference has already been made ( 52), the title of the whole is: "Propositions concerning Church Government and Ordination of Ministers." At the foot of page 16 of that edition there is this note: "Some other particulars concerning Church government do yet remain unfinished, which shall be with all convenient speed prepared and presented to this Honourable House." By the phrase "some other particulars" must be meant specially the matter of Church Censures. This, however, was never included in the " Form of Church Government," but has an important place in the "Directory for Church Government." The question of Church Censures, introducing the debates over Erastianism, will be considered in connection with the...
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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236844254
  • 9781236844255