by Printed by Rob. Young ..., and are to be sold by J. Sweeting in [Edinburgh?] .
Written in English
|Contributions||Calderwood, David, 1575-1650.|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||, 100 p.|
|Number of Pages||100|
The First Book of Discipline To the Great council of Scotland now admitted to [the] regiment, by the providence of God, and by the common consent of the Estates thereof, your honours’ humble servants and ministers of Christ Jesus within the same wish grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, with the perpetual increase of the Holy Spirit. The First Book Of Discipline () To the Great council of Scotland now admitted to [the] regiment, by the providence of God, and by the common consent of the Estates thereof, your honours' humble servants and ministers of Christ Jesus within the same wish grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, with the perpetual increase of the Holy Spirit. This Book of Discipline, containing the model of the Kirk, had been seen by Randolph in August , and he observed that its framers would not come into ecclesiastical conformity with England. They were "severe in that they profess, and loth to remit anything of that they have received.". Church of Scotland: A collection of confessions of faith, catechisms directories, books of discipline, &c. of publick authority in the Church of Scotland. Together with all the Acts of Assembly, which are standing rules concerning the doctrine, worship, government and discipline of the Church of Scotland.
Antecedents to the second Book of Discipline. 3: The drafting of the second Book of Discipline commissioners common concerning Confession congregation consent constitute continued council courts crown deacons doctors doctrine earlier ecclesiastical ecclesiasticall Edinburgh effect elders eldership elected England English episcopacy. Among many things they considered matters of doctrine, provisions for a parish ministry, the election of lay elders, the church patrimony, and church discipline. In conjunction with the Book of Common Order (approved in but replaced by the Westminster Directory in ) they provided the early foundations for the Reformed church in Scotland. Again, the whole policy of the kirk consists in three things: viz., in doctrine, discipline, and distribution. With doctrine is annexed the administration of the sacraments. And according to the parts of this division arises a threefold sort of office-bearers in the kirk: to wit, of ministers or preachers, elders or governors, and deacons or distributors. And therefore we abhor and detest all contrary Religion and Doctrine; but chiefly all kind of Papistry in general and particular heads, even as they are now damned and confuted by the word of God and kirk of in special, we detest and refuse the usurped authority of that Roman Antichrist upon the scriptures of God, upon the Kirk, the civil Magistrate, and consciences of men: All Author: Ed Rae.
Moreover, little of the Lutheran elements which had first inspired the reformation in Scotland remained within the doctrinal position outlined by the Confession and the First Book of Discipline of , in which Knox and others set out the theological position and institutional structure of the new Kirk. Sources "Acts of the General Assemblies of the Church of Scotland", (Edinburgh, ); "Confession of Faith of the Church of Scotland", (Edinburgh, ); "First and Second Book of Discipline" (s. l., ); SAGE, "An Account of the Present Persecution of the Church in Scotland" (London, ); "Brief and True Account of the Sufferings of the Church of Scotland occasioned by . The Church of Scotland (the Kirk) is not State controlled, and neither the Scottish nor the Westminster Parliaments are involved in Kirk appointments. The Kirk’s status as the national Church in Scotland dates from , when Parliament restored Scottish Presbyterianism, and is guaranteed under the Act of Union of Scotland and England of The doctrine and discipline of the Kirke of Scotland: as it was formerly set forth by publicke authority, and at this present commanded there to be practised in the said kirke, anno