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So that Bishops are Successors in the Office of Apostleship, accord-
ing to the general Tenent of Antiquity
And particularly of St. Peter
And the Institution of Episcopacy, as well as the Apostolate, ex-
pressed to be Divine, by primitive Authority
In Pursuance of the Divine Institution, the Apostles did ordain
Bishops in several Churches
So that Episcopacy is, at least, an Apostolical Ordinance; of the
same Authority with many other Points generally believed.....
And was an Office of Power and great Authority...
Not lessened by the Assistance and Counsel of Presbyters
And all this hath been the Faith and Practice of Christendom
Who first distinguished Names, used before in common ..........
Appropriating the word 'Episcopus' or Bishop to the Supreme
SECTION XXV. -
Calling the Bishop, and Him only, the Pastor of the Church......
And these were a distinct Order from the rest ....
To which the Presbyterate was but a Degree
There being a peculiar Manner of Ordination to a Bishoprick
To which Presbyters never did assist by imposing Hands
For Bishops had a Power distinct and superior to that of Pres-
byters. As of Ordination.
And Jurisdiction. Which they expressed in Attributes of Authority
and great Power
Requiring Universal Obedience to be given to Bishops by Clergy
and Laity .....
Appointing them to be Judges of the Clergy, and Spiritual Causes of
Porbidding Presbyters to officiate without Episcopal License ......
Reserving Church-Goods to Episcopal Dispensation
Forbidding Presbyters to leave their own Diocese, or to travel, with-
out Leave of the Bishop
And the Bishop had Power to prefer which of his Clerks he pleased
Bishops only did vote in Councils, and neither Presbyters nor People
And the Bishop had a Propriety in the Persons of his Clerks
Their Jurisdiction was over many Congregations, or Parishes
And was aided by Presbyters, but not impaired
So that the Government of the Church by Bishops was believed
For they are Schismatics, that separate from their Bishop ..
And Bishops were always, in the Church, Men of great Honour
And trusted with Affairs of Secular Interest
And therefore were enforced to delegate the Power, and put others
in Substitution ..
But they were ever Clergymen, for there never were any Lay Elders
in any Church-Office heard of in the Church...
TITLES OF THE APOLOGY FOR AUTHORIZED AND SET
The Author's Preface to the Apology for Authorized and Set Forms
A Letter from Jeremy Taylor, D.D., addressed to Bishop Leslie ...
A Discourse on the Liberty of Prophesying, with its just Limits and
Of the Nature of Faith, and that its Duty is completed in believing
the Articles of the Apostles' Creed
Of Heresy, and the Nature of it; and that it is to be accounted
according to the strict Capacity of Christian Faith, and not in
Opinions speculative, nor ever to pious Persons
Of the Difficulty and Uncertainty of Arguments from Scripture, in
Questions not simply necessary, not literally determined....