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. V. The first argument for the authority of Synods, and the subor∣dination of Presbyteries ••erto, taken from the light of nature.

THat the Church is a certain kinde of Republike, and in things which are common to her with other socie∣ties, is guided by the same light of nature which guideth them, Of this kinde are her assemblies.