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CHAPTER III.

Zeal for the truth-Promoting unity-Concern for the purity of the church
- Bearing a faithful testimony against evil--Plea that by keeping exclu-
sively to our own church, we best promote edification and charity-Law
and Order-Prudence—Consistency-Philanthropy-Christian liberty-As-
sertion of rights, Political necessity.

CHAPTER IV.

THE EVIL CONSEQUENCES OF SCHISM

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Injurious to personal religion – Fatal to the prosperity of particular churches - The grand source of mischief in the church universal-A notorious dishonor to religion — Tends to encourage infidelity-Prevents the conversion of the world—May lead to political convulsions-Accessary to the perdition of souls.

CHAPTER V.

THE SINFULNESS OF SCHISM

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Condemned in the Scriptures-Rebellion against Christ-Grieves the Holy Spirit-Associated with the prevalence of sin-Pride-A presumptuous sin-Hypocrisy-Gross injustice towards good men-A sin seldom repented of-An accumulation of sinful dispositions.

CHAPTER VI.

THE CURE OF SCHISM

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Sect. 1-The Cure more immediately in connexion with personal considerations

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Personal religion-Prayer_Study of the Scriptures-Example of eminent

men-Cultivation of brotherly love. SECT. II.--Cure of Schism as relates to the existing position of different denominations

466 Contemplation of the existing divisions of the church-Promoting brotherly union between Christians of different denominations, as far as the existing constitutions of churches will allow-(Testimonies from the Reformed Churches) --All theoretical objections to such union as is practicable under the present regulations of churches, should be brought to the test of scripture-(The Established Church-Apostolical Succession.)

SECT. III.-Cure of Schism as 'related to

tian churches

ges in the economy of chris

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Strict communion - The Church of England-Conclusion.

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