|Author:||Wickins, William, 1614-1699.|
|Title:||A plea for the ministry, or Certain propositions asserted out of the Scriptures concerning the ministry.: As concerning its continuance. Ordination. Work. Maintenance. With the answers of divers objections that occurre. / By William Wickins pastor of Andrew Hubbard, London.|
|Publication info:||Ann Arbor, Michigan: University of Michigan Library
2012 November (TCP phase 2)
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A plea for the ministry, or Certain propositions asserted out of the Scriptures concerning the ministry.: As concerning its continuance. Ordination. Work. Maintenance. With the answers of divers objections that occurre. / By William Wickins pastor of Andrew Hubbard, London.
Wickins, William, 1614-1699.
London: Printed by A.M. for Thomas Underhill and William Raybould, at the Blew Anchor, and at the Unicorn in Pauls Churh-yard, 1650.
Clergy -- Office
A Plea for the MINISTRY.
PROP. I. That there is a Ministeriall Office in the Church of Christ, to continue to the end of the World.
PROP. II. That no man ought to assume this office unto himself, uncalled.
PROP. III. That an externall mediate calling by men, is necessary in the ordi∣nary state of the Church.
PROP. IV. That in calling to the Ministry, Ordination is to be used by Prayer, Fasting and Imposition of Hands.
PROP. V. That this Ordination all along the new Testament, was performed by men in the Ministry.
PROP. VI. That unto them which are called to the office of the Ministry, be∣longs the care of souls, the preaching of the word, the ad∣ministration of the Seals, and that of office, as Ministers of the Gospel.
PROP. VII. That these Ministers labouring in the word and doctrine, ought to be maintained by the Church of God.