A Presbyterian Clergyman Looking For The Church

Paperback | February 6, 2012

byFlavel Scott Mines

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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.1863 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII THE TRUE ISSUE. We are not to forget that the more resjectable Presbyterians of a school now nearly extinct, maintained for a while that the Apostles imparted all the ministerial prerogative of their Order to the Presbyters or Parish ministers, who were to be, in all essential matters, their lineal and legitimate successors, in a descent that should never be interrupted or lost. Among those respectable persons was Dr. Lathrop, who, although a New England Congregationalist, has left the following testimony:--"A ministry in the Church was undeniably instituted by Christ; introduction to the ministry in the apostolic age being by prayer and imposition of hands by Elders. The usage was invariably, and without a single deviation, continued as long as the sacred history affords any light. No provision is made for cases of necessity, or for the renewal of the ministry if it should happen to cease; we shrewdly suspect that the Dr. intended here a sly allusion to the 'desert island;'.we have an express promise from Christ, that He will support His Church and be with His ministers always, even to the end of the world. It is by no means necessary that we should prove an uninterrupted succession; we have a right to presume it until evidence appears to the contrary. If any say the succession has failed, the burden of proof must lie wholly on them. Let them, from incontrovcrtible history, show us the time, place, and manner, in which it terminated; who the laymen that ordained them; and where was the scene of the transaction. Until we have this information, we rely on the promise of Christ, in the sense in which we understand it." I have quoted this language of Dr. Lathrop, because it most accurately expresses the views I held as a Presbyterian myself, altho...

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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.1863 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER XXII THE TRUE ISSUE. We are not to forget that the more resjectable Presbyterians of a school now nearly extinct, mainta...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:February 6, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217155456

ISBN - 13:9780217155458

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