"The Episcopal Church Defended" Reviewed: Being a Vindication of Methodist Episcopacy, with Corrections of the Errors and Misrepresentations Contained in the Work Reviewed
Frederick Follett, 1843 - 264 頁
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第 36 頁 - The visible Church of Christ is a congregation of faithful men, in which the pure word of God is preached, and the Sacraments be duly administered, according to Christ's ordinance, in all those things that of necessity are requisite to the same.
第 98 頁 - They desired (as did two or three more the next day) that he would spend some time with them in prayer, and advise them how to flee from the wrath to come ; which they saw continually hanging over their heads.
第 152 頁 - DO you trust that you are inwardly moved by the Holy Ghost to take upon you this Office and Ministration, to serve God for the promoting of his glory, and the edifying of his people?
第 228 頁 - But when in the course of Divine Providence, these American States became independent with respect to civil government, their ecclesiastical independence was necessarily included; and the different religious denominations of Christians in these States were left at full and equal liberty to model and organize their respective Churches, and forms of worship, and discipline, in such manner as they might judge most convenient for their future prosperity; consistently with the constitution and laws of...
第 98 頁 - ... some time with them in prayer, and advise them how to flee from the wrath to come; which they saw continually hanging over their heads. That...
第 227 頁 - I have this day set apart as a superintendent, by the imposition of my hands and prayer (being assisted by other ordained ministers...
第 207 頁 - England, and a man whom I judge to be well qualified for that great work. And I do hereby recommend him to all whom it may concern, as a fit person to preside over the flock of Christ. In testimony whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal, this second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and eighty-four. JOHN WESLEY.
第 152 頁 - And are they holy in all manner of conversation ? 2. Have they gifts (as well as grace) for the work? Have they (in some tolerable degree) a clear, sound understanding, a right judgment in the things of God, a just conception of salvation by faith ? And has God given them any degree of utterance? Do they speak justly, readily, clearly ? 3.
第 153 頁 - Have they a just conception of salvation by faith ? And has God given them any degree of utterance ? Do they speak justly, readily, clearly? — 3. Have they fruit? Are any truly convinced of sin, and converted to God, by their preaching ? " As long as these three marks concur in any one, we believe he is called of God to preach. These we receive as sufficient proof that he is moved thereto by the Holy Ghost.