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Context of A word in Zion's behalf; or, Two mites cast into the church's treasury : Being a short discourse upon Matthew xxiii 9. Wherein is briefly shewn, the right and duty of private judgment, without controul from human authority, in matters of religion, as founded on the authority of Christ; commanding us to call no man father upon earth: with the necessary consequence thereof, considered, in the rise, formation, privileges and power of particular Christian churches. With some remarks on Mr. Beckwith's letter; in which he asserts, that he has proved, that no ordaining power was ever given to the church by Jesus Christ. By Israel Holly, Pastor of a Congregational church in Suffield. [Five lines of Scripture texts]
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