A Manual of the Discipline of the Methodist Episcopal Church, South: Including the Decisions of the College of Bishops; and Rules of Order Applicable to Ecclesiastical Courts and Conferences

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Southern Methodist Publishing House, 1870 - 263 pages

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Page 87 - Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone ; if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother. But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established. And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church : but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Page 253 - ... renounce the devil and all his works, and constantly believe God's holy word, and obediently keep his commandments. I demand therefore, DOST thou, in the name of this child, renounce the devil and all his works, the vain pomp and glory of the world, with all covetous desires of the same, and the carnal desires of the flesh, so that thou wilt not follow nor be led by them ? Answ.
Page 115 - ... must give an account. We will admonish him of the error of his ways ; we will bear with him for a season ; but then if he repent not he hath no more place among us. We have delivered our own souls.
Page 187 - He shall preserve order and decorum; may speak to points of order in preference to other members, rising from his seat for that purpose, and shall decide questions of order, subject to an appeal to the House by any two members; on which appeal no member shall speak more than once, unless by leave of the House.
Page 117 - God, sufficient to exclude a person from the kingdom of grace and glory, let the minister or preacher who has the charge of the circuit, expel him.
Page 173 - hearsay' is used with reference to that which is written, as well as to that which is spoken, and in its legal sense it denotes that kind of evidence which does not derive its value solely from the credit to be given to the witness himself, but rests also in part on the veracity^ and competency of some other person.
Page 238 - No member shall speak more than twice to the same question, without leave of the House ; nor more than once, until every member choosing to speak shall have spoken.
Page 237 - ... 3. The President shall decide all questions of order, subject to an appeal to the Conference, and in case of such appeal the question shall be taken without debate, except that the President may state the grounds of his decision, and the appellant may state the grounds of his appeal.
Page 131 - The General Conference shall have full powers to make rules and regulations for our Church, under the following limitations and restrictions, namely : 1. The General Conference shall not revoke, alter, or change our articles of Religion, nor establish any new standards or rules of doctrine contrary to our present existing and established standards of doctrine.
Page 166 - A party never shall be permitted to produce general evidence to discredit his own witness, for that would be to enable 'him to destroy the witness if he spoke against him...

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