An abridgment of the acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland: from the year 1638 to 1820 inclusive, to which is subjoined an Appendix containing an abridged view of the civil law relating to the Church (Google eBook)

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Printed for the author and sold by Macredie Skelly, 1821 - Ecclesiastical law - 435 pages
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Page 222 - I do believe the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the word of God, and to contain all things necessary to salvation; and I do solemnly engage to conform to the doctrines and worship of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States.
Page 241 - Now we beseech you, brethren, touching the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, and our gathering together unto him ; to the end that ye be not quickly shaken from your mind, nor yet be troubled, either by spirit, or by word, or by...
Page 171 - Do you believe the Scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be the word of God, and the only rule of faith and manners ? — 2.
Page 83 - ... it being also free to assemble together synodically, as well pro re nata as at the ordinary times, upon delegation from the churches, by the intrinsical power received from Christ, as often as it is necessary for the good of the Church so to assemble, in case the magistrate, to the detriment of the Church, withhold or deny his consent ; the necessity of occasional assemblies being first remonstrate unto him by humble supplication.
Page 83 - Assembly understandeth some parts of the second article of the thirtyone chapter only of kirks not settled, or constituted in point of government : And that although, in such kirks, a synod of Ministers, and other fit persons, may be called by the Magistrate's authority and nomination, without any other call, to consult and advise with about matters of religion...
Page 83 - Assembly to be most agreeable to the Word of God, and in nothing contrary to the received doctrine, worship, discipline, and government of this Kirk.
Page 224 - ... confession of faith, as the confession of their faith ; and that they will practise and conform themselves to the worship presently in use in this church, and submit themselves to the government and discipline thereof, and never endeavour, directly or indirectly, the prejudice or subversion of the same; and that before the respective presbyteries of their bounds, by whatsoever gift, presentation, or provision they may be thereto provided.
Page 224 - I am persuaded, are founded upon the word of God, and agreeable thereto : And I promise, That through the grace of God, I shall firmly and constantly adhere to the same ; and, to the utmost of my power, shall, in my station, assert, maintain, and defend...
Page 200 - ... conspicuously shown in the proceedings of the General Assembly. In May, 1778, it rejected a motion against the relief of Catholics by a majority of a hundred and eighteen against twenty-four; but in May, 1779, it put on record that the repeal of the existing laws against Catholics would be " highly inexpedient, dangerous, and prejudicial to the best interests of religion and civil society in this part of the United Kingdom.
Page 15 - Any member of the Presbyterian Church may be the subject of its discipline, and every member, if he judges himself injured by any portion of the Church, may, by appeal, or complaint, carry his cause up from the Church Session to the Presbytery, from the Presbytery to the Synod, and from the Synod to the General Assembly, so as to obtain the decision of the whole Church, met by representation in this high judicatory.

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