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Page 498 - It is not lawful for any man to take upon him the office of public preaching, or ministering the sacraments in the congregation, before he be lawfully called, and sent to execute the same. And those we ought to judge lawfully called and sent, which be chosen and called to this work by men who have public authority given unto them in the congregation, to call and send ministers into the Lord's vineyard.
Page 519 - But now after that ye have known God, or rather are known of God, how turn ye again to the weak and beggarly elements, whereunto ye desire again to be in bondage ? Ye observe days, and months, and times, and years. I am afraid of you, lest I have bestowed upon you labour in vain.
Page 338 - Another parable he spoke to them : the kingdom of heaven is like to leaven, which a woman took and hid in three measures of meal, until the whole was leavened.
Page 339 - And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.
Page 491 - The catholic or universal Church, which is invisible, consists of the whole number of the elect, that have been, are, or shall be gathered into one, under Christ the head thereof; and is the spouse, the body, the fullness of him that filleth all in all.
Page 511 - And they of the circumcision which believed were astonished, as many as came with Peter, because that on the Gentiles also was poured out the gift of the Holy Ghost. For they heard them speak with tongues, and magnify God.
Page 351 - God alone is Lord of the conscience,* and hath left it free from the doctrines and commandments of men, which are in any thing contrary to his word...
Page 105 - Christ ; who shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord and the glory of his power, when he shall come to be glorified in his saints, and to be admired by all them that believe.
Page 485 - And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also.