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Cyprian, Irenæus, the African Synod, Origen-Levitical notions Tertul-
Schism-Denominational Christianity-Early separations-Gnostics-Ebio-
New Testament, as conditions of salvation-The attempt to tyrannize over
Zeal for the truth-Promoting unity-Concern for the purity of the church
THE EVIL CONSEQUENCES OF SCHISM
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.
THE SINFULNESS OF SCHISM
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.
THE CURE OF SCHISM
Sect. 1-The Cure more immediately in connexion with personal considerations
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
ges in the economy of chris
Strict communion - The Church of England-Conclusion.