people, 51—the right of the people to choose the pastor es-
tablished, 52—55—the second step, viz., solemn induction into
office or ordination explained, 56—in whom the power to ordain
is vested, 57, 58—the authority which ordination confers upon
the pastor explained, 59—is restricted to what comes within
the range of the pastoral office, 60—is ministerial, not legis-
lative, 60—is not distinct from that of Christ, 61, 62—the
deacon's office, 63—its origin, 63—the requisite qualifications
for it, 64—is not a spiritual office, 65—why the qualifications
mentioned in Timothy, &c, are required, 66—should not be
elected annually, 67, 68.
THE GOVERNMENT OF A CHURCH.
The opinion that no form of government is of Divine authority
examined, p, 69—arguments both a priori and a posteriori
against it, 69, 70—difference of opinion on this subject ac-
counted for, 71—the Popish form of government explained, 72
—the assumptions on which it rests, 72—these examined and
overthrown, 72—76—the Episcopalian form, &c, explained,
76—simple episcopacy, 76—diocesan episcopacy, 76, 77—the
ground on which episcopacy rests shown to be untenable, 77—
the Congregational and Presbyterian forms, &c, described, 77—
the essential principles of the former explained, 77—79—Dr.
Dick's account of Congregationalism shown to be incorrect, 80,
81—examination of the first great principle in contest between
Congregationalists and Presbyterians, viz., whether a single con-
gregation of believers is a complete church or not, 82—arguments
of the Presbyterians opposed, 83—the Congregational sense of
the term established, 83—86—examination of the second great
principle in contest, &c. &c. viz., whether every church, in the
Congregational sense, has the full power of government within
itself, 86—Dr. Dick's statements, especially his account of the
council at Antioch, examined, 87—that council shown to afford
no support to Presbyterianism, 93—direct arguments in sup-
port of the second principle of Congregationalism, 94—direct
arguments in support of both principles, 97—101.
THE DISCIPLINE OF A CHURCH.
Discipline explained, 102—should be exercised, first, in the ad-
mission- of members to the church, 102—the law of admis-
sion, 102—importance of acting upon it, 102—secondly, in