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Liturgies - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 545

Establishments. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 547

. A Second Letter on the same SUBJECT ..... 558

What constitutes the Establishment. .............. 559

Appointment of Ministers. ........ ... . . . . . . . . . . . 561

Comprehension, instead of Selection, objected to Estab-

lishments ....... - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -....... 562

Appeals to the Old Testament........ ... . . . . . . . . . 565

Exclusion from the Lord's Supper ................ 567

Meaning of the word Church.................... 570

Ordination, what allowed by the Church of England. 572

Liturgies .................. - - - - - - . . . . . . . . . . . . 574

Additional Remarks on Establishments............. 575

The Old Testament proves that they are not evil in . .

themselves......... - - - - - - - - - - - - ... . . . . . . . . . . 576

It leads us to expect them in millennial times ...... 578

The ministerial character, whether indelible. ....... 582

Advantages of our Establishment................. 583

. AN Essay on THE RELIGIous Establish MENT

of Israel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 591

No Religious Establishment at first under the Old

Testament, any more than under the New........ 591

In what sense an Establishment was formed by Moses 593

Civil Government of Israel...................... 596

Religious Establishment of Israel, properly so called,

commenced with David ...................... 597

David and Solomon acted as inspired men .......... 599

Not so the subsequent kings......... 602

Interposition of the Jewish kings in affairs of religion 603

And of the Rulers after the Babylonish Captivity.... '608

The conduct of these kings and governors not pre-

scribed by the Mosaic law, but an example for Chris-

tian rulers ...... • * * * - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - .......... 612

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A considerABLE time ago, a copy of the work which I here attempt to refute, was sent to me, by the Committee of the London Society for promoting Christianity among the Jews, with a request that I would answer it. The same was done, as I understood, to a few other persons. Having looked into the book in rather a slight manner, and being fully engaged at the time, I was not at all inclined to undertake the service; thinking that some other person, more at leisure, would do it in a more adequate and acceptable Illan Iner.

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