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THE

CHURCH OF CHRIST

CONSIDERED,

IN REFERENCE TO ITS

MEMBERS, OBJECTS, DUTIES, OFFICERS,

GOVERNMENT, AND DISCIPLINE.

BY

GEORGE PAYNE, LL.D.,

EXETER

LONDON:
HAMILTON, ADAMS, & CO., PATERNOSTER-ROW :

SOLD BY BLACK, EDINBURGH; AND

ROBERTS AND BALLE, EXETER.

1837.

WILLIAM TYLER,

PRINTER, BOLT COURT, FLEET-STREET.

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.

SECTION VIII.

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

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