Some Remarks On Bishop Lightfoot's Dissertation On The Christian Ministry. Also Prospects Of…

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byCharles Wordsworth

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...may not be as good as another; but the question is, how we may best obey God's command of unity, with a view to the welfare and extension of Christ's Church: whether, through His own instruments, as we regard them--and as Bishop Lightfoot himself, apparently, is at least inclined to regard them--or through the self-chosen instruments of man. Can we doubt that the providence of God and of Christ watched over the formation of the canon of Scripture, the upgrowth of the observance of the Lord's Day, of Infant Baptism, of Episcopal Confirmation (upon which Bishop Lightfoot, like Dean Stanley, is altogether silent, notwithstanding the remarkable testimony of Jerome8), and the authoritative 1 Thus, at p. 233 sq., he writes,--"S. Ignatius values the Episcopate chiefly as a security for good discipline and harmonious action in the Church." 2 See p. 238 sq., where he writes that, according to Irenseus, "the Bishop is the depositary of primitive truth--of apostolic tradition." And he adds: "This view is not peculiar to Irenseus. It seems to have been advanced earlier by Hegesippus," and later, "it is distinctly maintained by Tertullian." 3 ' Etiamsi Scripturae auctoritas non subesset, totius Orbis in hunc partem consensus instar praecepti obtineret,"--'Adv. Lucif.,' c. 9. See also Cyprian, Ep. lxxiii. ad Tubaianum, c. 9, before referred to. F promulgation of the doctrine of the Holy Trinity? And are we not to believe that the same providence1 was equally engaged in bringing about in regard to the ministry of the Church a result equally authoritative, equally universal? And if it is objected that the same argument would be available to cover the development of Popery, I answer--No; because those were all conclusions of undi...

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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. 1884 Excerpt: ...may not be as good as another; but the question is, how we may best obey God's command of unity, with a view to the welfare and ...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:42 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.09 inPublished:May 13, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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