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Page 162 - RECEIVE the holy Ghost for the Office and Work of a Priest in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands.
Page 152 - Receive the Holy Ghost for the office and work of a Bishop in the Church of God, now committed unto thee by the imposition of our hands; In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.
Page 206 - Let as many servants as are under the yoke count their own masters worthy of all honour, that the name of God and His doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters, let them not despise them, because they are brethren ; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit.
Page 212 - If the spirit of the ruler rise up against thee, leave not thy place; for yielding pacifieth great offences.
Page 204 - Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
Page 241 - WHEREAS, The Discipline of our church forbids the doing anything calculated to destroy our itinerant general superintendency ; and WHEREAS, Bishop Andrew has become connected with slavery by marriage and otherwise, and this act having drawn after it circumstances which, in the estimation of the General Conference, will greatly embarrass the exercise of his office as an itinerant general superintendent, if not in some places entirely prevent it ; therefore, "Resolved, That it is the sense of this...
Page 281 - The taking the name of God in vain : The profaning the day of the Lord, either by doing ordinary work thereon, or by buying or selling : Drunkenness; buying or selling spirituous liquors, or drinking them, unless in cases of extreme necessity...
Page 264 - There is only one condition previously required of those who desire admission into these societies, a " desire to flee from the wrath to come, and to be saved from their sins.
Page 165 - Rights of Mankind, as well as every Principle of the Revolution, to hold In the deepest Debasement, In a more abject Slavery than is perhaps to be found in any Part of the World except America, so many Souls that are all capable of the Image of God. We therefore think it our most bounden Duty, to take immediately some effectual Method to extirpate this Abomination from among us: And for that Purpose we add the following to the Rules of our Society: viz.