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" Law was;) but it is a religion to serve God, not in bondage of the figure or shadow, but in the freedom of the spirit, being content only with those Ceremonies which do serve to a decent order and godly discipline, and such as be apt to stir up the dull... "
The History of the Puritans, Or Protestant Non-conformists: With an Account ... - Page 261
by Daniel Neal - 1816
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The Figures Or Types of the Old Testament: By which Christ and the Heavenly ...

Samuel Mather - Bible - 1705 - 540 pages
...Divine Ceremonies : That they be neither dark nor dumb, but My (Heal and Significant, and fit to (lir up the dull Mind of Man to the remembrance of" his Duty toward God, by fome fpecial and notable Signification, whereby he may be edified. 1 (hall enumerate...
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A Vindication of the Dissenters: In Answer to Dr. William Nichols's Defence ...

James Peirce - Dissenters, Religious - 1717 - 575 pages
...a. bar&n'd forebead, a>rditile;nperate tongue. But by .his leave, if this ceremony be " apt to ftir up the dull mind of man, to " the remembrance of his duty to God by fome notable " and fpecial fignifkation, whereby he might be edify'dj " as the Church declares of her...
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A vindication [by Z. Grey] ... of the Church of England, against the ...

Zachary Grey - 1740
...Men, yet they are re' ferved for Decency, Order and Edification.'" And again, ' they are apt to Jlir up the dull Mind of Man .' to the Remembrance of his Duty to God, by fame * notable and fpedal Signification whereby he might be ' edified. Vid. Injund. Queen Elizabeth...
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The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other ...

Church of England - 1809 - 644 pages
...thofe Ceremonies which do ferve to a decent order and godly difcipline, and fuch as be apt to ftir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance of his duty to Goo*, by fome notable and fpecial fignification, whereby he might be edified. Furthermore, the molt...
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The Churchman Armed Against the Errors of Time, Volume 2

Tract societies - 1814
...retained amongst us for a decent order in the church, and because they pertain to edification— and to stir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance of his duty to God; and therefore are not by any to be looked upon as new sacraments or instruments of conveying God's...
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The Book of Common Prayer: And Administration of the Sacraments, and Other ...

Church of England - Fore-edge painting - 1815 - 406 pages
...godly Discipline, and Such as be apt to stir up the dull mind of man to the remembrauce of his duly to God, by some notable and special signification, whereby he might be edified. Furthermore, the most weighty cause of the abolishment of certain Ceremonies was, That they were so...
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The History of the Puritans, Or Protestant Non-conformists: With ..., Volume 1

Daniel Neal - Great Britain - 1816
...congregation, who ought to be ac•• quainted with it, lest there should be any secret letts or " hindrances." 7. To the wearing of the surplice, and...'notable and special signification, whereby he might oe edifled. But the Puritans saw no decency in the vestments ; nay, they thought them a disgrace to...
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The Christian remembrancer; or, The Churchman's Biblical ..., Volume 18

1836
...only with those ceremonies which do serve to a decent order and godly discipline, and ~uc'i .is be apt to stir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance...special signification, whereby he might be edified." Let us entreat these writers to bear in mind that the very best horse may be ridden too far. We would...
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Appendix

Thomas Pruen - Creeds - 1820
...content only with those Ceremonies which do serve to a decent order and Godly discipline, and such as be apt to stir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance...notable and special signification, whereby he might (7) The Ceremonies of our Church are but very few, and those of great antiquity, simplicity, decency,...
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The Freethinking Christians' quarterly register

1823
..." and discipline is no small offence before God;" they being for " godly discipline, and such as be apt to stir up " the dull mind of man to the remembrance..." God, by some notable and special signification." We are also referred, by the defenders of ceremonies, to the Jewish law, though such persons ought...
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