The Divine Right of Church Government
Wherein it is proved that the Presbyterian government, by preaching and ruling elders, in sessional, Presbyterial and synodical assemblies, may lay the only lawful claim to a divine right, according to the Holy Scriptures
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The Divine Right of Church Government Wherein it is proved that the Presbyterian government, by preaching and ruling elders, in sessional, Presbyterial and synodical assemblies, may lay the only lawful claim to a divine right, according to the Holy Scriptures

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  • DIVINE RIGHT
  • CHURCH GOVERNMENT:
    • AN APPENDIX,
      • NEW YORK: R. MARTIN & CO., 26 JOHN-STREET.
    • CONTENTS.
    • THE EDITOR TO THE READER.
    • PREFACE
      • TO THE PIOUS AND JUDICIOUS READER.
    • THE DIVINE RIGHT OF CHURCH GOVERNMENT.
    • PART I.
      • OF THE NATURE OF A DIVINE RIGHT: AND HOW MANY WAYS A THING MAY BE OF DIVINE RIGHT.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • That there is a Government in the Church of DIVINE RIGHT now under the New Testament.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • Of the Nature of a DIVINE RIGHT in general.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • Of the Nature of a DIVINE RIGHT in particular. How many ways a thing may be of DIVINE RIGHT. And first, of a DIVINE RIGHT by the true light of nature.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • II. Of a Divine Right by obligatory Scripture Examples.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • Of a Divine Right by Divine Approbation.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • IV. Of a Divine Right by Divine Acts.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • V. Of a Divine Right by Divine Precepts.
    • PART II.
      • OF THE NATURE OF THAT CHURCH GOVERNMENT WHICH IS OF DIVINE RIGHT, ACCORDING TO SCRIPTURE.
    • CHAPTER I.
      • The Description of Church Government.
    • CHAPTER II.
      • Of the Subject Described, viz. Church Government, the terms being briefly opened.
    • CHAPTER III.
      • Of the general Nature of Church Government, viz. Power or Authority.
    • CHAPTER IV.
      • Of the special difference of Church Government from other Governments. And first of the Special Rule of Church Government, viz. the Holy Scriptures.
    • CHAPTER V.
      • Of the Proper Author or Fountain, whence Church Government and the authority thereof is derived by Divine Right, viz. Jesus Christ our Mediator.
    • CHAPTER VI.
      • Of the Special Kind, or Peculiar Nature of this Power and Authority.
    • CHAPTER VII.
      • Of the several Parts or Acts of this power of Church Government, wherein it puts forth itself in the Church.
    • CHAPTER VIII.
      • Of the End and Scope of this Government of the Church.
    • CHAPTER IX.
      • Of the proper receptacle and distinct subject of all this power and authority of Church Government, which Christ hath peculiarly intrusted with the execution thereof according to the Scriptures. And 1. Negatively, That the political magistrate is not the proper subject of this power.
      • SECTION I.
      • SECTION II.
    • CHAPTER X.
      • That the community of the faithful, or body of the people, are not the immediate subject of the power of Church government.
      • SECTION I.
      • SECTION II.
    • CHAPTER XI.
      • Of the proper Receptacle, or immediate subject of the Power of Church Government: affirmatively, what it is, viz. Christ's own Officers.
      • SECTION I.
      • An Appendix touching the Divine Right of Deacons.
      • SECTION II.
      • SECTION III.
    • CHAPTER XII.
      • Of the Divine Right of Congregational Elderships or Kirk Sessions, for the government of the Church.
    • CHAPTER XIII.
      • Of the Divine Right of Presbyteries, (for distinction's sake called Classical Presbyteries,) for the government of the Church.
    • CHAPTER XIV.
      • Of the Divine Right of Synods, or Synodal Assemblies.
    • CHAPTER XV.
      • Of the subordination of particular churches to greater assemblies for their authoritative and judicial determination of causes ecclesiastical, and the divine right thereof.
    • FOOTNOTES:
    • APPENDIX.
      • NO. 1.117
        • Of the Scriptural Qualifications and Duties of Church Members.
    • NO. II.122
    • NO. III.123
      • On the same subject—Who have a right to preach the gospel?
    • NO. IV.
    • NO. V.124
      • Of the Ordination and Duty of Ministers.
    • NO. VI.125
      • Of Ruling Elders.
    • CONCLUSION.
      • A Summary of the preceding Treatise on Church Government,
    • FOOTNOTES:
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