The duty of ministers to preach doctrines of practice.
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The duty of ministers to preach doctrines of practice. A sermon preach"d at Norton, January 3d. 1753. At the ordination of the Reverend Mr. Joseph Palmer. by

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Published by Printed and sold by S. Kneeland, opposite to the prison in Queen-Street. in Boston: N.E .
Written in English


  • Palmer, Joseph, -- 1729-1791.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesGospel a doctrine according to godliness.
StatementBy John Mellen, A.M. Pastor of the Second Church in Lancaster. ; [Six lines of Scripture texts]
SeriesEarly American imprints -- no. 7062.
ContributionsFirst Congregational Church (Norton, Mass.).
The Physical Object
Pagination[4], 30, [2] p.
Number of Pages30
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL17694627M

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It is the preacher's duty to make these truths clearly understood as the very condition of true faith, holy living and whatever is involved in right practice. Doctrinal preaching is sometimes stigmatized as dull, dead and unprofitable. It is referred to as the offering of dry . There is doctrine according to godliness, and there is doctrine contrary to godliness. 7. We are bound to distinguish true and false doctrine. The Scripture requires us to test all things, and to hold fast to that which is good; and to test teachers by their doctrine (1 Thess. ; 1 John ). This can be done. A minister must preach just as he would talk, if he wishes to be fully understood. Nothing is more calculated to make a sinner feel that religion is some mysterious thing that he cannot understand, than this mouthing, formal, lofty style of speaking, so generally employed in the pulpit. 4. If you mean this by the term, it is the bounden duty of every Christian Minister to preach politics. It is our bounden duty to refute these vile aspersions, in public as well as in private. But this can be done only now and then, when it comes naturally in our way. For it is our main and constant business to "preach Jesus Christ, and him.