An historical view of the state of the Protestant dissenters in England, and of the progress of free enquiry and religious liberty, from the Revolution to the accession of queen Anne

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Page 374 - I, AB, do swear. That I do from my heart abhor, detest, and abjure as impious and heretical that damnable doctrine and position, that princes excommunicated or deprived by the Pope, or any authority of the See of Rome, may be deposed or murdered by their subjects, or any other whatsoever.
Page 357 - THE grace of our Lord Jefus Chrift, and the love of God, and the fellowfhip of the Holy Ghoft, be, with us all evermore.
Page 372 - God co-equal with the Father and the Son, one God blessed for ever, and do acknowledge the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, to be the revealed Will and Word of God, and shall in other things differ in doctrine, worship or discipline, from the public profession held forth...
Page 408 - Thou hast tasted of prosperity and adversity ; thou knowest what it is to be banished thy native country, to be over-ruled as well as to rule and sit upon the throne; and being oppressed, thou hast reason to know how hateful the oppressor is both to God and man...
Page 323 - The church hath power to decree rites and ceremonies, and authority in controversies of faith...
Page 550 - Heads of Agreement assented to by the United Ministers in and about London, formerly called Presbyterian and Congregational.
Page 340 - As for his person, he was tall of stature, strong-boned, though not corpulent, somewhat of a ruddy face, with sparkling eyes, wearing his hair on his upper lip, after the old British fashion ; his hair reddish, but, in his latter days, time had sprinkled it with grey; his nose well set, but not declining or bending, and his mouth moderately large ;' his forehead something high; and his habit always plain and modest.
Page 28 - ... ministers, and for the reforming of manners either in ministers or people ; and whereas it is most fit that there should be a strict method prescribed for the examination of such persons as desire to be admitted into holy orders, both as to their learning and manners. " We therefore, out of our pious and princely care for the good order, and edification, and unity of the church of England, committed to our charge and care ; and for the reconciling, as much as is possible, of all differences...
Page 555 - ... their pastors ought to have frequent meetings together, that 'by mutual advice, support, encouragement, and brotherly intercourse they may strengthen the hearts and hands of each other in the ways of the Lord.
Page 166 - But it fhall not be fo among you: but whofoever will be great among you, let him be your minifter; and whofoever will be chief among you, let him be your fervant...

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