The Testimony of a Number of New England-ministers Met at Boston Sept. 25. 1745: Professing the Ancient Faith of These Churches; Inviting Others who Hold It, to Unite in Professing and Maintaining the Same; Reciting and Recommending an Excellent Act Concerning Preaching Lately Made by the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland. [Six Lines of Scripture Quotations]
S. Kneeland and T. Green in Queen-Street over against the prison, and J. Winter in Union-Street near the town dock, 1745 - 20 pages
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Page 14 - Ye therefore, beloved, seeing ye know these things before, beware lest ye also, being led away with the error of the wicked, fall from your own steadfastness.
Page 14 - Put on, therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, long suffering ; forbearing one another and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any : even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all things put on charity, which is the bond of perfectness.
Page 14 - God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindnefs, humblenefs1 of mind, meeknefs, long-fuffering, forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel againft any ; even as Chrift forgave you, fo alfo do ye.
Page 14 - ... of goodness. See that none render evil for evil unto any man : but ever follow that which is good, both among your selves, and to all men. And St. Peter also gives much the same instances of goodness that St. Paul hath done, 1 Pet. 3. 8, 9, etc. Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another ; love as brethren : Be pitiful, be courteous: not rendring evil for evil, or railing for railing, but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit...
Page 12 - God; that they must have a new principle to animate, and a new end to direct them before their actions become gracious and acceptable in the sight of God : And that they teach them the...
Page 10 - Their accusation of the assembly's indifference to gospel truth was met by an " act concerning preaching," exhorting ministers to adhere to the scriptural definition of disputed or doubtful points laid down in the standards of the national church, to " make it the great scope of their sermons, to lead sinners from a covenant of works to a covenant of grace for life and salvation, and from sin and self to precious Christ ; and to insist not only upon the necessity and excellency of faith in Jesus...
Page 18 - I will give you a new heart, and a new spirit will I put within you ; and I will take away the stony heart out of your flesh, and I will give you an heart of flesh," &c. VIII. That teach, 'That God, in regenerating a man, doth not employ that omnipotent strength, whereby he may powerfully and infallibly bow and bend his will unto faith and conversion : but that, all the gracious operations which God...
Page 18 - Dort claims to reject includes the teaching that "a corrupt and naturall man can so rightly vse common grace (by which they [the Remonstrants] meane the light of nature) or those gifts, which are left in him after the fall, that, by the good vse thereof, he may attaine to a greater, namely Euangelicall, or sauing 37 grace, and by degrees at length saluation it selfe.
Page 17 - That the new covenant of grace which God the Father, by the mediation of Christ's death, made with men, doth not consist herein, viz.
Page 8 - Christ, so as to be actually united to him and have entire and everlasting interest in him, to be forthwith justified by his imputed righteousness, adopted into the number of the children of God, entitled to all their privileges assured in the covenant of grace, have Christ as our mediatorial and vital Head of all good, with his constant dwelling and acting by his Spirit in...