A Treatise of the Nature of a Minister in All Its Offices

A Treatise of the Nature of a Minister in All Its Offices

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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. 1670 edition. Excerpt: ...Mr. Rutherford about Preaching and Administring the Communion out of his own Congregation, and the Communication of Sister Cburehes, which touch me not; yet I will give the Reader a Note, that whereas before he made Preaching almost the whole Act of a Presbyter, hc now seemes to make it no proper duty of a Pastor, pug. 63,64.. But I let these things passe as not pertinent, and apply my self to his fifth and last Argument, pag. 67. which is. His Fifth Argument answered. 45_--5 1 SEC T. XV. H'ps Fifth Argument answered. IF Ordination gives Essentials to a Pastor before Election, then by that alone he hath Pastoral sower. Against which he dis-putes thus, He that hatbCompleat poVrer of an Office, andstands an Officer Without Exception, he cannot be kindreds ustly from do-ing all Alls of that Office; but this is the-Condition of a Pastor Ordained without the Election of the people, he may according to-rule be justly kindred from Executing any Act of a Pastor. I could quarrel, were I pinched with this Argument, with almost every wordj as first, the changing of the Terms of that Propo-sition he was to prove. In the Proposition he was to prove the Terms were, give the Ejsentials of a Pastor, now they are, a Compleat poWer and an Officer without Exception. Many things are essentially right which lack Completion, and are not with-out Exception: Then again, where it was in his first Proposi-tion, A Pastor before Election-, here is added in his second, Eleblion of the people. But I insist Upon this, upon which the Ground of hit Argument is founded, That an Ordained Officer may according to rule be hindredfrom executing any pare of his Office, as he enforceth: Suppose all Congregations full. To which. I answer, Ordination, doth not give the Acly but the f'm'f...
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  • Paperback | 98 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 5mm | 191g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236515838
  • 9781236515834