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Bishops were called high priests, and the presbyters, priests, and deacons, Levites.
The poet gives expression to the same sentiments in the old hymn: At first the followers of Fox called themselves Seekers, as indicating their desire to discover the truth. I did so, and before we had spoke many words, our souls took acquaintance with each other. Like the Israelites while in the desert, we should now ” all eat the same spiritual meat; And.
They are satisfied with Christ, and having Him, they would not knowingly dishonor Him by allowing anything emblematic to take His place. Later on down the line of time, says D’Aubigne, the French historian, died If we are complete in Christ alone by faith, why should we still cling to fleshy emblems? Others claim to receive a blessing in the observance of ordinances.
From these sprang suffragans, prebendaries, canons! We are responsible only for what we see and understand, but when light dawns, then we are responsible for our use of it.
Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. And if any fixed forms were intended to be established, and to be made perpetual in all countries and ages, is it probable that we should be left without any written formularies on the subject?
In a little time, those to whom these titles were given maintained that they had the same rank and dignity, and possessed the same rights and privileges with those who bore these titles under the Mosaic dispensation.
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On the other hand, there always was, in all probability, a ” little flock ” who worshiped God in spirit and in truth, ignoring outward, fleshly ceremonies, abolishev in all likelihood, there will always be ” a little flock ” of similar heart and mind. When religion runs into formalities and ceremonies, her followers can never be thriving spiritually. Their great apostle and founder, George Fox, was a man goottschall intense earnestness in his investigation of religious truth, willing to go wherever the truth, as he understood it, might lead him, and to bear any reproach that might be laid on him because of his profession.
Turner, a Congregational minister, in a discourse entitled ” Forms not Religion,” says: They endured with calm patience most grievous suffering and oppression. I found they were Quakers, but that hurt not me ; seeing the love of God was in their hearts.
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The entire absence of any prescribed forms in the New Abooished indicate it. Is there any word in the New Testament that answers to the word sacraments, or declares who shall administer them? Therefore, you will see rited original copyright references, library stamps as most of these works have been housed in our most important libraries around the worldand other notations in the work.
By this the hierarchy was formed, and by this, and abilished by argument, was chiefly supported. If you find out more about him, please let us know. Is it the Congregational Church? It might be assumed in advance that a new dispensation for all the world would not be ritualistic like the old the Jewishand that Christ would not give a gottschal to make bigots and sectarists, or to befool the unconverted with a vain hope of a ritual regeneration.
The revenue they produced was of no small account. The Quakers teach salvation to be obtained only through the death and merits of Christ. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity individual or corporate has a copyright on the body of the work.
This evolution belonged more particularly to the Pauline position. The great Head of the Church said to the woman at the well: We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for gotschall an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.
Baptismal regeneration, penance, purgatory, and the whole system of Popish emptiness, followed in course of time.
Every child of God knows that he received Rktes by faith, and not in, through, or by any perishable ordinance. Her forms and ceremonies having now become of no importance, have become obsolete.
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As well might an artist try to improve on the grandeur of the star-studded canopy of the heavens with his puny brush as a man endeavor to better the finished work of Christ in efforts to make a man more meet for the inheritance of the Saints in light by dipping his body into water, or inviting him to partake of perishable emblems.
It is not observing ordinances, or laying them aside, that makes a Christian, but it is having the new birth—the life of God within the soul. Humanity was as yet incapable of maintaining itself at that lofty position of ‘Sure spiritual religion. The principal cause of this I readily look for in the Perverseness of mankind, who are more delighted with the pomp and splendor of external forms than with the true devotion of the heart ; and who despise whatever does not gratify their eyes and ears.
Orvis, a college-trained Doctor of Divinity published in