This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1846 edition. Excerpt: ...to be a minister in the vineyard of Jesus Christ. Mr. Brimsmaid put on his hand first, with his leather-mitten on, and the other two followed his example, hence the Congregational Presbyterian ordination in Conn, has always been termed Uie " Leather Mitten Ordination," and it is a fact that most of the Presbyterian ordinations in Conn. have been derived from the common people. Mr. Buckingham was ordained by the brethren of his church, in Saybrook, in presence of the Council of Ministers, (as they called themselves,) and his ordination was acknowledged and received by Ihem as valid--Mr. Pruddca, of Milford, and others, were ordained in the #ame way, and their ordinations were acknowledged and they ordained others. (See Trumtntll't HUtory of Connecticut, vol. I, pages 236,264, fyc. edf ordinary manner, and then we must produce immediate and extraordinary works to prove it, such works as no others can produce: for God never requires his creatures o believe that which he has given them no reason to beieve; or it must be derived from God, from him who had all power in Heaven and on earth, by a direct, unr interrupted line of succession. No one can lawfully act by authority of the State of Connecticut, or of the United States, without authority from them, and this can be derived only two ways, viz. immediately from the people, and then it requires immediate evidence from them to prove it; or it must be derived by a succession from the regular constituted authority. Because a man or a body of men have the statute law of the State, they have not power to make a Justice of the Peace: and because a man or body of men have the Bible, they have not power to make a priest. It requires as much authority to make a justice as it does to make a...
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