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Page ix - The visible church which is also catholic or universal under the gospel, (not confined to one nation as before under the law,) consists of all those throughout the world, that profess the true religion, together with their children...
Page ix - For altogether this is to be avoided, that any man be violently intruded or thrust in upon any congregation ; but this liberty, with all care, must be reserved to every several church, to have their votes and suffrages in election of their ministers.
Page 130 - For a long series of years annual instructions had been given to the Commission, " to make due " application to the King and Parliament, for " redress of the grievance of patronage, in case " a favourable opportunity for doing so should
Page ix - Nulla ratio sinit ut inter episcopos habeantur qui nee a clericis sunt electi, nee a plebibus expetiti, nee a provincialibus episcopis cum metropolitan! judicio consecrati.
Page 11 - The Lord Jesus, as King and Head of his Church, hath therein appointed a government, in the hand of Church officers, distinct from the civil magistrate.
Page v - Assembly declare, that it is a fundamental Law of this Church, that no Pastor shall be intruded on any Congregation contrary to the will of the people...
Page 84 - ... ministers be clearly determined by the General Assembly, and what is to be accounted the congregation having that interest; therefore, it is hereby seriously recommended unto the next General Assembly, clearly to determine the same, and to condescend upon a certain standing way for being a settled rule therein for all times coming.
Page 48 - One thousand six hundred and ninety-three, in so far as the same stand unrepealed ; the transporting of Kirks, disjoining of too large Paroches, or erecting and building of new Kirks, being always with the Consent of the Heritors of Three Parts of Four at least of the Valuation of the Paroch whereof the Kirk is craved...