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Government of the Church,

ON THE

IN WHICH THE

DIVINE RIGHT OF EPISCOPACY

Is maintained, and the doctrine of the
SUPREMACY OF THE BISHOP OF ROME

Proved to be contrary to the Scriptures,
And writings of the FATLERS of the first three hundred years

after Christ.-IN WHICH ALSO
Several important points are explained and illustrated, viz.

THE

Unity of the Catholic Church,

Sin of Schism, Nature and Vindication of the Establishment

And Liturgy of the united Church of
ENGLAND & IRELAND, &c.

WITH

Occasional remarks on several Popish books lately published.
Coletes

Barrick
COMPILED FROM THE MOST CELEBRATED DIVINES.

" And they continued stedfastly in the apostles doctrine
asd fellowship (or communion, and in breaking of bread,
and in prayers,” Acts 2. 42.

“ It must needs be that offences come, but woe be to that
man by whom the offence cometh.” Matt. 18. 17.

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PRINTED BY R. SMITH,
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AND R & J. HODGSON, HIGH-STREET,

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9713 1912 1911 mol cs i gafidis 017,'? 20 av I, AM persuaded, that the following treatise which attempts to explain the nature of the GOVERNMENT which Christ has established in his church, will require no apology, since all who profess themselves christians are so closely interested in the subject of it. . ala

Hi That gross ignorance on this subject, prevails at present among all, eyen among the members of the church (for whom this treatise is principally intended,) is too evident to require, any, proof. And how unnatural is : it, that the members, of any society should be ignorant of its origin, and establishment, the principles on which it was instituted, and the rules by which its credit and dignity have been supported ?;. This ignorance, as a layman * of the church of England observes, which on other occasions is only.. extremely absurd, when applied to the principles of our ecclesiastical constitii. tion, is highly reprehensible in itself, and attended swisha the most; dangerous consequences. a'siri b vagyong : 9.13

Many will be surprised, and look upon it as a novelty to be told (what, yet is the old and true doctrine)

za Treatise on the Church&c. by. Wm. Stevens, Asq. 1799,

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