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Rev. Thomas Smyth, D.D.
REV. PROF. J. WM. FLINN, D. D.
WITH Brief NOTES AND PREFACES
BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCH IN Last VOLUME.
Columbia, S. C.
Dr. Smyth’s Complete Works comprised in these volumes are published under written instructions left by him. The cost of publication is paid by a fund which he provided.
The Editor's work has been confined mainly to proof reading and to occasional recensions of the printed text. The works are re-issued not for the general book-market, but for donation to public libraries.
J. WM. FLINN.
NATURE AND FUNCTIONS
WHEREIN IT IS SHOWN
FROM THE TESTIMONY OF SCRIPTURE, THE
FATHERS AND THE REFORMERS
RULING ELDERS ARE NOT PRESBYTERS OR BISHOPS
AS REPRESENTATIVES OF THE PEOPLE, THEIR OFFICE OUGHT
TO BE TEMPORARY.
ON THE USE OF THE TITLE BISHOP.
THOMAS SMYTH, D. D., AUTHOR OF "LECTURES ON THE APOSTOLICAL SUCCESSION," "PRESBYTERY AND
NOT PRELACY THE SCRIPTURAL AND PRIMITIVE POLITY," ETC.
NEW-YORK, MARK H. NEWMAN, ROBERT CARTER, LEAVITT, TROW AND CO., AND
NEDY ; BELFAST, WILLIAM M'COMB.