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An Exposition of the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England
by Burnet, Gilbert

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745 Excerpt: ...spoken by our Saviour elsewhere to all the Apostles. So this is given equally to them all. The words binding and loosing are used, by the Jewish writers, in the fense of affirming or denying the obligation of any precept of the law that might be in dispute. So, according to this common form of speech, and the sense formerly given to the words kingdom of heaven, the meaning of these words must be, that Christ committed to the Apostles the dispensing his gospel to the world by which he authorised them to dissolve the obligation of the Mosaical laws, and to give other laws to the Christian church; which they should do under such visible characters of a divine authority, impowering and conducting them in it, that it should be very evident, that what they did on earth, was also ratified in heaven. These words thus understood, carry in them a clear fense, which agrees with the whole design of the gospel. But, -whatsoever their sense may be, it is plain, that there was nothing given peculiarly to St Peter by them, which was not likewise given to the rest of the Apostles. Nor do these words of our Savicur to St Peter import any thing of a successive infallibility, that was to be derived from him with any distinction beyond the other Apostles, unless it were a priority of order and dignity: and, whatever that was, there is not so much as a hint given, that it was to descend from him to any see, or succession of Bishops. As for our Saviour's praying that St Peter's faith might not failz, and his restoring him to his Apostolical function, by a thrice repeated charge, Feed my sheep, feed my lambs a; that has such a visible relation to his fall, and to his denying him, that it does not seem necessary to enlarge farther on the making it out, or on shewing that these words...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1745 Excerpt: ...spoken by our Saviour elsewhere to all the Apostles. So this is given equally to them all. The words binding and loosing are used, by the Jewish writers, in the fense of affirming or denying the obligation of any precept of the law that might be in dispute. So, according to this common form of speech, and the sense formerly given to the words kingdom of heaven, the meaning of these words must be, that Christ committed to the Apostles the dispensing his gospel to the world by which he authorised them to dissolve the obligation of the Mosaical laws, and to give other laws to the Christian church; which they should do under such visible characters of a divine authority, impowering and conducting them in it, that it should be very evident, that what they did on earth, was also ratified in heaven. These words thus understood, carry in them a clear fense, which agrees with the whole design of the gospel. But, -whatsoever their sense may be, it is plain, that there was nothing given peculiarly to St Peter by them, which was not likewise given to the rest of the Apostles. Nor do these words of our Savicur to St Peter import any thing of a successive infallibility, that was to be derived from him with any distinction beyond the other Apostles, unless it were a priority of order and dignity: and, whatever that was, there is not so much as a hint given, that it was to descend from him to any see, or succession of Bishops. As for our Saviour's praying that St Peter's faith might not failz, and his restoring him to his Apostolical function, by a thrice repeated charge, Feed my sheep, feed my lambs a; that has such a visible relation to his fall, and to his denying him, that it does not seem necessary to enlarge farther on the making it out, or on shewing that these words...

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  • PID: 12351126173
  • ISBN-13: 9781498103305
  • Publisher: Literary Licensing, LLC
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