The Utility and Importance of Creeds and Confessions: An Introductory Lecture, Delivered at the Opening of the Summer Session of the Theological Seminary of the Presbyterian Church, Princeton, July 2, 1824. ...

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D. A. Borrenstein; and for sale by, 1824 - Confession - 79 pages
 

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Page 26 - But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.
Page 77 - Let the priests, the ministers of the Lord, weep between the porch and the altar, and let them say, Spare thy people, O Lord, and give not thine heritage to reproach, that the heathen should rule over them; wherefore should they say among the people, Where is their God?
Page 74 - Deeply impressed with a sense of the importance of improving in knowledge, prudence, and piety, in my preparation for the Gospel Ministry, I solemnly promise, in a reliance on divine grace, that I will faithfully and diligently attend on all the instructions of this Seminary, and that I will conscientiously and vigilantly observe all the rules and regulations specified in the plan for its instruction and government, so far as the same relate to the students; and that I will obey all the lawful requisitions,...
Page 41 - ... Alemannic into pure High German may be traced by means of the Alemannic version of the Psalms. This was the work of Notker, abbot of St. Gallen, who is said to have undertaken it for the benefit of the monks under his care. An edition of the Pagninus Latin Bible was printed in folio, and to it was added the Hebrew text of the Old Testament, and the Greek of the New Testament.
Page 14 - The inference, then, plainly is, that no church can hope to maintain a homogeneous character; — no church can be secure either of purity or peace, for a single year ; — nay, no church can effectually guard against the highest degrees of corruption and strife, without some test of truth, explicitly agreed upon, and adopted by her, in her ecclesiastical capacity: something recorded; something publicly known...
Page 15 - First, the writer exhorts his readers "to contend earnestly for the faith once delivered to the saints," "to remember the words of Christ's apostles," " to keep themselves in the love of God, looking for eternal life.
Page 5 - And Simeon blessed them, and said unto Mary His mother, Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising again of many in Israel; and for a sign which shall be spoken against; (yea, a sword shall pierce through thy own soul also,) that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed.
Page 81 - Be sober and watch : because your adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, goeth about, seeking whom he may devour : whom resist ye strong in faith ; knowing that the same affliction befalls your brethren who are in the world.
Page 15 - Spirit in the bond of peace and love," must have a CREED — a WRITTEN CHEED — to which she has formally given her assent, and to a conformity to which her ministrations are pledged. As long as such a test ' is faithfully applied she cannot fail of being in some good degree united and harmonious ; and when nothing of the kind is employed, I see not how she can be expected, without a miracle, to escape all the evils of discord and corruption.
Page 14 - ... something capable of being referred to when most needed ; which not merely this or that private member supposes to have been received ; but to which the church as such has agreed to adhere, as a bond of union. In other words, a church, in order to maintain " the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace and love...

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