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Thank God I went through it beyond my own ex-
"Accept, O gracious Lord, my unfeigned thanks
"In the primitive Church, (says Cyprian) that tradition which was found to be commanded in the Gospel, or contained in the Epistles, or the Acts of the Apostles, was observed as divine and holy tradition.'
"The scripture, therefore, constitutes the standard, by which the authority of tradition was to be established."
he should have said more to him on the subject. 'But there (said he, pointing to the ashes under the grate) are the remains of those writers (Chubb, Toland, &c. &c.) who have deceived me. My eyes, thank God, are now open-I am a believer.' He died the next day, so that his minister saw him no more." 1827.
"God knows we have lived to see a very prophetic guess of that shining light of the reformation, Philip Melancthon, fulfilled in our days-who foretold That it was to be feared that the time would come wherein men would be tainted with this error-either that religion is a matter of nothing, or that the differences in religion are mere verbal,” 'Tis a very melancholy consideration to see some men idle and unconcerned whilst the enemy is digging and undermining the very ground on which they stand, and scarce set a hand, or employ a thought, to countermine and defeat them--but on the contrary, aiding and assisting them. For 'tis too great a truth to be dissembled, that they who are not for the Church, are against her—and they that help not to support her when she is in distress, do in good earnest help to pull her down.' Dr. George Hickes."
"To resist the common enemy of protestantism, it is of the first importance that Protestants should agree among themselves, that with joint force we
may not only hold our own, but gain ground. One
"O Lord, as Thou hast showed me the way, give me strength to walk therein—and bring me in the end to thy eternal rest. Amen, for thy dear son, Jesus Christ his sake, Amen." 1827.
OF PRINCIPAL MATTERS.
Andrews Bishop, on the name of Bishops
byterian Ordination, denied by Calvin
Articles, Homilies, and Liturgy consistent
Andrews Bishop, on the Ministerial Commission
Burnett Bishop, his comment on the Nineteenth Article ... 35
Bilson Bishop, on ditto
Proof of ditto, from Jerom
150, 152, et seq.