A Presbyterian Clergyman Looking for the Church

Paperback | July 9, 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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...was no more consonant with the Confession of Faith in its theology, than it was with the English tongue in its grammatical construction. Fifteen At this time, one of the deacons also took me sugcly to task for requiring the parents, at Baptism, to teach the baptized child tkt.IposUei' Creed. "And who knows,' said be, " that it is the Apostlei' Creed, or that the Apostles ever heard of it 7" I replied, a The Confeasion of Faith, then, la millaken!" " The Con-ruling bishops! I had heard that the little finger of Puritanism was thicker than the loins of Prelacy. I had heard that poor Brown, the inventor of the Congregational theory, lived to repent in dust and sackcloth his surrender of the keys. I had heard that a minister in the days of Cotton Mather had said, " I fled from the Church of England, to escape the tyranny of my Lord-Bishops; but I was glad to get back again, to escape the tyranny of my lord-brethren." " For what is the deacon," says Mr. John Angell James, " in some of our dissenting communities? The patron of the living, the Bible of the minister, the wolf of the flock. In many of our churches the pastor is depressed far below him. His opinion is treated with no deference. His person is treated with no respect. In tho presence of his lay tyrants, he is only permitted to peep and mutter in the dust." " I foresee," said Melancthon, " that unless we restore the government of Bishops, there will be hereafter a more intolerable tyranny than there ever was before." By the change that I have made, I find, for my own part, that instead of fifteen ruling bishops that thus were over me, not one of them capable of sympathizing with I he-sorrows and cares of the pastoral office: I am now under the mild sway of one, who is not an high priest that...

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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. 1853 edition. Excerpt: ...was no more consonant with the Confession of Faith in its theology, than it was with the English tongue in its grammati...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:176 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.38 inPublished:July 9, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217428800

ISBN - 13:9780217428804

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