The Modern Pleas for Comprehension, Toleration, and the Taking Away the Obligation to the Renouncing of the Covenant, Considered and Discussed

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R. Royston, 1675 - Church - 259 pages

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Page 42 - God, endeavour in our several places and callings, the preservation of the reformed religion in the Church of Scotland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, against our common enemies; the reformation of religion in the kingdoms of England and Ireland, in doctrine, worship, discipline and government, according to the Word of God, and the example of the best reformed Churches...
Page 42 - Churches ; and we shall endeavour to bring the Churches of God in the three kingdoms to the nearest conjunction and uniformity in religion...
Page 56 - IV. We shall also, with all faithfulness, endeavour the discovery of all such as have been or shall be incendiaries, malignants, or evil instruments, by hindering the reformation of religion, dividing the king from his people, or one of the kingdoms from another...
Page 48 - We fhall, with the fame fincerity, reality, and conftancy, in our feveral vocations, endeavour, with our eftates and lives, mutually to preferve the rights and privileges of the Parliaments, and the liberties of the kingdoms, and to preferve and defend the King's...
Page 61 - ... continue therein, againft all oppofition, and promote the fame according to our power, againft all...
Page 60 - God, .granted unto unto us, and hath been lately concluded and fettled by both Parliaments, we fhall each one of us, according to our place and intereft, endeavour that they may remain conjoined in a firm peace and union to all pofterity ; and that juftice may be done upon the wilful oppofers thereof, in manner exprefied in the precedent articles.
Page 220 - Utrecht) that it cannot properly be styled a Commonwealth, but is rather a Confederacy of Seven Sovereign Provinces united together for their common and mutual Defence, without any Dependance one upon the other. But to discover the Nature of their Government from the first Springs and Motions, it must be taken yet into smaller Pieces, by which it will appear, that each of these Provinces is likewise composed of many little States or Cities, which have several Marks of Sovereign Power within themselves...
Page 221 - ... first springs and motions, It must be taken yet into smaller pieces, by which it will appear, that each of these Provinces is likewise composed of many little States or Cities, which have several marks of Sovereign Power within themselves, and are not subject to the Sovereignty of their...
Page 42 - ... and determined to enter into a mutual and folemn league and covenant, wherein we all fubfcribe, and each one of us for himfelf, with our hands lifted up to the moft high God, do fwear:
Page 42 - Government, directory for worship and catechising ; that we and our posterity after us may as brethren live in faith and love, and that the Lord may delight to dwell in the midst of us.

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