A Vindication of the Dissenters: In Answer to Dr. William Nichols's Defence of the Doctrine and Discipline of the Church of England : In Three Patrs

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Clark, 1717 - 575 pages
 

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Page 189 - Priest, taking the Ring, shall deliver it unto the Man, to put it upon the fourth finger of the Woman's left hand. And the Man holding the Ring there, and taught by the Priest, shall say, WITH this Ring I thee wed, with my body I thee worship,' and with all my worldly goods I thee endow : In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Page 267 - Religion agreed upon by the Archbishops and Bishops of both provinces, and the whole Clergy in the Convocation holden at London in the year of our Lord God...
Page 105 - That the Book of Common Prayer and of ordering of bishops, priests, and deacons, containeth in it nothing contrary to the Word of God...
Page 179 - God. are worthy to be cut away and clean rejected; other there be which, although they have been devised by man. yet it is thought good to reserve them still, as well for a decent order in the church (for the which they were first devised) as because they pertain to edification, whereunto all things done in the church (as the Apostle teacheth) ought to be referred.
Page 173 - Scriptures, or shall occupy themselves with some other honest study or exercise, always doing the things which shall appertain to honesty, and endeavouring to profit the church of God ; having always in mind, that they ought to excel all others in purity of life, and should be examples to the people to live well and christianly, under pain of ecclesiastical censures, to be inflicted with severity, according to the qualities of their offences.
Page 188 - Spirit, being content only with those ceremonies which do serve to a decent order and godly discipline and such as be apt to stir up the dull mind of man to the remembrance of his duty to God, by some notable and special signification whereby he might be edified.
Page 158 - Wherefore, after this promise made by Christ, this Infant must also faithfully, for his part, promise by you that are his sureties, (until he come of age to take it upon himself,) that he will renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy Word, and obediently keep his commandments.
Page 269 - Every Minister being a Preacher, and having any Popish recusant or recusants in his Parish, and thought fit by the Bishop of the Diocese, shall labour diligently with them from time to time, thereby to reclaim them from their errors.
Page 173 - Furthermore, they shall not give themselves to any base or servile labour, or to drinking or riot, spending their time IDLY by day or by night, playing at DICE, CARDS, or tables, or any other unlawful game...
Page 75 - Well, well, is this their duty ? Is this their office ? Is this their calling ? Should we have ministers of the church to be comptrollers of the mints ? Is this a meet office for a priest that hath cure of souls ? Is this his charge ? I would here ask one question; I would fain know who...

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