Page images
PDF
EPUB

THE PAPAL

AND

HIERARCHICAL SYSTEM, &c.

AND

HIERARCHICAL SYSTEM

COMPARED WITH THE

Religion of the New Testament.

Bel

bevorri!!

“ A wonderful and borrible thing is committed in
the land. The Prophets prophecy falsely, and the
Priests bear rule by their means; and my people
love to have it so; and what will ye do in the end
thereof." -Jer. v. 30, 31.

Second Edition.

LIBRARY

UNIVERSITI

OF CALIFORNIA

LONDON:

CHARLES GILPIN, 5, BISHOPSGATE-STREET WITHOUT.

1843,

INTRODUCTION.

When I speak of the Papal and Hierarchical system, I do not mean to confine either my own view or that of my readers, to the Church of Rome. I speak rather of the system which places man under the rule of man, in matters of religion—the laity, more particularly, under the rule of the clergy ; so that human wisdom and authority are found, in various degrees, to usurp the place of pure, divine truth.

divine truth. So also by the religion of the New Testament, I mean the religion of Him of whom the book testifies -even Jesus Christ, the only Mediator between God and man; who has bought us with his blood, who is the sole High Priest of our profession, who rules the universal church by his

86744

« EelmineJätka »