|Title:||The gospel-pattern for the government of gospel-churches together with queries made on the assembly-propositions presented to the high court of Parliament / by the unworthiest of the gospel-ministers, John Brayne.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The gospel-pattern for the government of gospel-churches together with queries made on the assembly-propositions presented to the high court of Parliament / by the unworthiest of the gospel-ministers, John Brayne.
London: Printed for George Whitington, 1649.
Reproduction of the original in the Union Theological Seminary Library, New York.
To His Excellencie the Lo: FAIRFAX, GENERAL of the English Forces raised for Defence of the PARLIAMENT.
To the READER.
THE Gospel-Pattern for the Government of GOSPEL-CHURCHES.
As these assisted the Evangelists in the worke of Ministry, so are they to assist him also in Governement.
Ecclesiasticall Government consists chiefly in these things.
Ruling Elders had their severall charges committed to them for the right ordering of temporall things in the Church under Christ.
SECT. I. The Queries or things to be inquired into of the first Sect. Of the Church, whether 1 Cor. 12.12. be not meant of the invisible Church only.
SECT. III. On the Proposition concerning the Pastor.
Propositions for reading Scripture publickly.
Proposition. The Pastor is to dispence other divine mysteries.
Proposition. The Pastor is to administer the Sacraments.
Proposition. That the Pastor is to take care for the Poore.
Propos. The Pastor hath a ruling power over the flock as a Pa∣stor, 1 Tim. 5.17. Acts 20.17.28. 1 Thes. 5.12. Heb. 13.7.17.
SECT. IV. Propos. concerning the Teacher.
SECT. V. Proposiiton of Church-Governours.
SECT. VI. Proposition of DEACONS.