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BEING A TWO-FOLD APOLOGY
CHURCH AND PEOPLE OF GOD,
confusion on the one hand, and from such as calumniate them
BY ROBERT BARCLAY.
Phil. 2. 3. Let nothing be done through strife or vain glory: but
in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than them-
TO WHICH IS ADDED
AN EPISTLE TO THE NATIONAL MEETING
OF FRIENDS IN DUBLIN,
Good Order and Discipline in the Church.
BY JOSEPH PIKE.
PRINTED AND PUBLISHED BY SOLOMON W. CONRAD.
Sect. V. In what cases, and how far, this go.
Joseph Pike's Epistle,
CHURCH GOVERNMENT. .
The Introduction and Method of this Treatise.
AFTER that the Lord God in his own appointed time had seen meet to put an end to the dispensation of the law, which was delivered to the children of Israel, by the ministry of Moses ; through and by whom he did communicate unto them in the wilderness from Mount Sinai, divers commandments, ordinances, appointments and observations, according as they are testified in the writings of the law; it pleased him to send his own Son the Lord Jesus Christ in the fulness of time ; who having perfectly fulfilled the law, and the righteousness thereof, gave witness to the dis. pensation of the gospel. And having approved himself, and the excellency of his doctrine, by many great and wonderful signs and miracles, he sealed it with his blood; and triumphing over death (of which it was impossible for him to be held) he cherished and encouraged his despised witnesses, who had believed in him, in that he appeared to them, after he was raised from the dead; comforting them with the hope and assu. rance of the pouring forth of his Spirit, by which