people, 51-the right of the people to choose the pastor és.
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 à priori and à 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