An assertion of the government of the Church of Scotland in the points of ruling-elders and of the authority of presbyteries and synods with a postscript in answer to a treatise lately published against presbyteriall government.
Gillespie, George, 1613-1648.

CHAP. I. Of the words Elder, Lay-Elder, Ruling-Elder.

FOure significations of the word Elder in Scripture. Of the nickname of Lay-Elders. That the Popish distin∣ction of the Clergie, and the Laity ought to be banished. Of the name of Ruling-Elders, and the reason thereof.