On Government by the Queen, and Attempted Government from the People by Henry DrummondOn Government by the Queen, and Attempted Government from the People by Henry Drummond

On Government by the Queen, and Attempted Government from the People

byHenry Drummond

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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. 1842. Excerpt: ... christian nations? Because they are Christian; because they are builded on the model of the Church, which is the great corporation from which all the others have emanated. The power of the Church consists in its being the body of Christ, the dwelling-place of the Holy Ghost. The two principal means by which the Church acts are material, inanimate things, and thus men are taught that the efficacy cannot reside in the instrument, but in its being appointed for a certain end by God. These are water, through which, as the instrument, when blessed or made holy or sanctified by the word of the priest, a new and divine life is imparted in baptism; and bread and wine, through which, being sanctified also by the word of God spoken through the mouth of the priest, the nourishment of that new life is continually bestowed. Hence we learn that all its rites and ceremonies are equally efficacious for their destined ends, whether performed by good or wicked priests, because their efficacy resides not in the priest, who is only the administrator, but in their being the appointment of God. Even amongst men the personal merit or demerit of an ambassador from one king to another, does not affect the quality of the message which he bears; the value resides in him whose agent he is, not in the agent. In civil society the power of each corporation of a city, or other corporate body, is irrespective of the abilities of the mayor, aldermen, or other of its functionaries, and cannot be diminished nor exceeded, though it may be greatly perverted and misapplied, by their folly or wickedness, The crown, however, is in the State the great corporation; and its power, rights, and prerogatives, are nothing affected by the talents or incapacity of him who exercises them. Now as the Lord ...
Title:On Government by the Queen, and Attempted Government from the PeopleFormat:PaperbackDimensions:34 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.07 inPublished:February 2, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217737889

ISBN - 13:9780217737883