A Confession of Faith, Owned and Consented To, by the Elders and Messengers of the Churches in the Colony of Connecticut, in New-England, Assembled by Delegation at Saybrook, September 9th, 1708
Lockwood & Backus, 1810 - Congregational churches - 144 pages
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Page x - The supreme Judge, by which all controversies of religion are to be determined, and all decrees of councils, opinions of ancient writers, doctrines of men, and private spirits, are to be examined, and in whose sentence we are to rest, can be no other but the Holy Spirit speaking in the Scripture.
Page 46 - God commands, and of good use both to themselves and others: yet, because they proceed not from a heart purified by faith; nor are done in a right manner, according to the Word; nor to a right end the glory of God; they are therefore sinful, and cannot please God, or make a man meet to receive grace from God.
Page 33 - ... by his Word and Spirit, out of that state of sin and death, in which they are by nature, to grace and salvation by Jesus Christ...
Page viii - Scripture, and the heavenliness of the matter, the efficacy of the doctrine, the majesty of the style, the consent of all the parts, the scope of the whole, (which is to give all glory to God,) the full discovery it makes of the only way of man's salvation, the many other incomparable excellencies, and the entire perfection thereof, are arguments whereby it doth abundantly evidence itself to be the word of God...
Page 78 - That doctrine which maintains a change of the substance of bread and wine, into the substance of Christ's body and blood (commonly called transubstantiation) by consecration of a priest...
Page 16 - The rest of mankind God was pleased, according to the unsearchable counsel of his own will, whereby he extendeth or withholdetli mercy as he pleaseth, for the glory of his sovereign power over his creatures, to pass by, and to ordain them to dishonor and wrath for their sin, to the praise of his glorious justice.
Page 80 - The souls of the righteous, being then made perfect in holiness, are received into the highest heavens, where they behold the face of God in light and glory, waiting for the full redemption of their bodies...
Page 27 - The Son of God the second person in the Trinity, being very and eternal God, of one substance, and equal with the Father, did, when the fulness of time was come, take upon him man's nature, with all the essential properties and common infirmities thereof, yet without sin...
Page 68 - And for their publishing of such opinions, or maintaining of such practices, as are contrary to the light of nature, or to the known principles of Christianity, whether concerning faith, worship, or conversation; or to the power of godliness; or such erroneous opinions or practices, as, either in their own nature, or in the manner of publishing or maintaining them, are destructive to the external peace and order which Christ hath established in the Church; they may lawfully be called to account,...
Page 131 - While the Speaker is putting any question, or addressing the house, none shall walk out of or across the house ; nor in such case, or when a member is speaking, shall entertain private discourse ; nor while a member is speaking, shall pass between him and the chair.