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Page 285 - Be wise now therefore, O ye kings : be instructed, ye judges of the earth. Serve the LORD with fear, and rejoice with trembling. Kiss the Son, lest he be angry, and ye perish from the way, when his wrath is kindled but a little. Blessed are all they that put their trust in him.
Page 294 - Acts or any other act statute or custom to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding and that from and after the first day of May one thousand seven hundred and twelve it shall and may be lawful for her Majesty her heirs and successors and for every other person or persons who have right to any patronage or patronages of any church or churches...
Page 181 - Parliament, do statute and declare that in case of the vacancy of any particular church, and for supplying the same with a minister, the heritors of the said parish (being Protestants) and the elders are to name and propose the person to the whole congregation, to be either approven or disapproven by them...
Page 291 - That prelacy and the superiority of any office in the Church above presbyters is and hath been a great and insupportable grievance and trouble to this nation, and contrary to the inclinations of the generality of the people ever since the Reformation (they having reformed from popery by presbyters), and therefore ought to be abolished...
Page 251 - The civil magistrate may not assume to himself the administration of the word and sacraments, or the power of the keys of the kingdom of heaven : yet he hath authority, and it is his duty, to take order, that unity and peace be preserved in the church, that the truth of God be kept pure and entire, that all blasphemies and heresies be suppressed, all corruptions and abuses in worship and discipline...
Page 293 - ... the Parliament of England as they are now agreed to approved and confirmed by her Majesty with and by the authority of the Parliament of Scotland declaring nevertheless that the Parliament of England may provide for the security of the Church of England as they think expedient to take place within the bounds of the said kingdom of England...
Page 155 - I know, I know them ; they are my son's, my own dear son's. It is the Lord : good is the will of the Lord, who cannot wrong me nor mine, but has made goodness and mercy to follow us all our days.
Page 110 - God, endeavour in our several places and callings, the preservation of the reformed religion in the Church of Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to the Word of God and the example of the best reformed churches...
Page 293 - Privy Council, and all other magistrates, judges, and officers of justice, give all due assistance for making the sentences and censures of the Church, and judicatories thereof, to be obeyed, or otherwise effectual as accords :' " As also, by an Act passed in the fifth session of the foresaid Parliament (1695, c.