|Author:||Resbury, Richard, 1607-1674.|
|Title:||The tabernacle of God with men, or, The visible church reformed a discourse of the matter and discipline of the visible church, tending to reformation / by Richard Resbury ...|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan, Digital Library Production Service
2011 December (TCP phase 2)
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The tabernacle of God with men, or, The visible church reformed a discourse of the matter and discipline of the visible church, tending to reformation / by Richard Resbury ...
Resbury, Richard, 1607-1674.
London printed: [s.n.], 1649.
Reproduction of original in the University of Illinois Library.
The Preface to the Reader.
The Heads of this ensuing Discourse are these eight Propositions or Instru∣ctions following.
The Tabernacle of God with Men. OR, The Visible Church Reformed.
CHAP. I. The first Instruction. The true Matter of the Visible Church, is visible Saints onely.
CHAP. II. Discipline is an Ordinance of Christ, for ordering the visible Church in her severall Congregations.
CHAP. III. The second Instruction. Discipline is an Ordinance of Christ, for ordering the visible Church in her severall Congregations.
CHAP. IV. The third Instruction. To the people of the Church it belongs by divine right to chuse their Officers.
CHAP. V. The fourth Instruction. Christ hath committed the power of Discipline, not to the Officers alone, but to the Church, that is, to the Officers and the brotherhood.
CHAP. VII. The sifth Instruction. There is a Church-Power formally distinct from the Civill.
Hence a CONSECTARY.
CHAP. VIII. The sixth Instruction. That Bishops in office above Presbyters, are no Church-officers of di∣vine institution, it is pleaded by Jerome from Scripture, and the highest Gospel-antiquity.
CHAP. X. The seventh Instruction.
CHAP. XI. The eighth Instruction. To a Congregation of visible Saints, not yet possest of officers, it belongs to possesse themselves of them.