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one docht, which the other qunnot dor saistaier s 2. If the Apoftles became formal Evangelists, by dit apo non works with the Evangelifts, then the distind les of the files were for. Apostolical Office, as Imposicion of hands in Ordination, &c, mally Evangei ninh Aow into tlfe definition of ihe Evangelist

. And fo nei« tas nomes thei Philip was, nor” cari te an Evangeditt, der being both expielly debarred froir doing chofe works, Aas 8314, ts. and te- 92032 203 parated from the Apoßolical Office, Acis 8. 1. &6.5.&

Coletári t???brooke 3. Our opinion resulting out of thie premises of thetwo for- 3Evangelizing mér ansvers is, That although men of both Orders niightevan- this proper gelize, yet the Evangélift is niore properly to be defined by a which the

, Presbyter, then by an Apostle ; both becaute Philipivas no more ftind als of 'then a piesbyter, and tecātise when once the diftinet Office, the Apoftolical 'works of the Apostolate (as Ordination, Centures, &c.) are Office are Ferro meil amoug uew Converts, the

after exerciling of their wrought 2Ofices, ought more properly to be terned, feeding, teaching, converted

mong 7: new & theil evangelizjig And therefore mall we finde any Apo-people. * Dife in Scriptitre doing the Tame works, that Philiš did,

drcalled an Evangelist, -as Philip is; the itft

' whercof is probable, siis the latter noft 'improbable : The onely čáriation which our: sitnitko Definition can receive is Float the Evangelift is 2 Minifter (which ren is gedulddis betwixt Apostles and Presbyters) do

Obj. 2. Philip ing

the fane, aiid õnely the same works mentioned in our defini- was the Deatið : Siffice this ijintwer tottre farlt abjection***)It con, and could Obje&t. 2. Philip mentioned in the Definition to be w Presbyter, not chen be a

Ans a Presbyter, since the Presbyterate, and the 'Diaconate, are di- jection can in & Oiders, and the latter i belinferior: "113.1 portit.& neither be

5. janstvel, The Presbyters and Deacong ate ditinet Of-rightly stated, ficers, and the latter the dirferior, is indeniably proved by the answered, or present Church order and practice, wherein the hatli not inno- another questivated, but ifififted in her primitive Atepss shortly afterher own on be put and Conftitution, and her'Law-givers Ascention. * Ś. Perl treats of resolved, Deacons in constituced Churches; trhole order was both dininct which is fronu Timotbiety and

from the

order of Presbyters, 1-Tim.z. per Diaconater toto: Whence I believe the Chårch liath ever finĉe taken her mentioned, warrant (and I am perfuaded warrantably) to retain Deacons A8s6.were as in her Hierarchy, and to affign them such works, as the betrufts the present is, unito them. But wbether the seven mentioned, aas 6: were fucb a and incompa. kixde of Deacons and whetber the Diaconate then committed unto tible with the them, were as the present is, fübrdinate to I Be Presbyterete, and the Presbyterate.



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Mode Masintain the negative for these realans. The APERIE 3 While Ohatis was upon the carth,chc

Disconate, or Miwas carrosiniftration to the poor, and "Rewarding of the temporalities of diaconized in the Church, in an Elcemofynary way (which was all that was Christs time. betrafted to Pbilip, and the relt of the leven,Ads.6.) was com

Amitted to Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve Apostles. Hamond. Fob. Concerning whom Dr. Hammond faith, He bad the charge of rewonining all. retinfaith, He w46, betrafted with and set

over the Protein-comman lock. WhatFndas his work was, and what bis eeds Aretsiad Joh.

were, Sufobnwillinformps: His work appears..John 13:29. For ngay

s-fome of tbem abangbat, because Iubes kad the bag, ibat felus had bidhim, to ibuyabofé-shings that we bad need of against the feast;

or wat behoorld give somewhat unto tbe poor. Upon which latt

tilaise for the be fould give somewbat to the poor) Calvin well obDiditalns, ferves, Ibat the other. Applles moust have divined, tbat Christ in bis Apoftoli, despreochie Judas, had respeth unto, pibe poor , uxless. it had been his ore surum effe,

dinery Custom to give order for their relief. This then was. Indus nifi cu mere his works and a publique workit wasg but his ends were priordinario Jw Mate;boundertook to serve the poor, and his brethren, the vandi panpro bother to help himself, John 12:5,

6., W. by was not this ointment Tes: for thesea bundeed.pmales and giver so she poor? This be said,

morthat be cared for the poor, but because he was a tbief, and had

the bag (synen porno per purse) upch bare, what was put therein. I palt.byna chlervation meeting me in this Textz viz. Hon easily

they may espx; supposed and colourable faults in other, mens gcod deeds, who will danone themselves, and leave it to the Arbitration of their own Consciences, whether it proceed from envy, khothers beg. or be thought to be better then they; or from Gods juft judgement

to render then felf-condemned; howevejgr let them remember Inds. This is all the observable

n pleints of this Diaconate, ere the Ascention. But, 2.Therether 20 Hedm did not drudge in this inferior service, becaisc his Apabila dia. AMafter forefaw, his treachery; for to do it, was hitherto, and Bóniausb fome lometimcafterward, no disparagement to any other of the Apo sofor it was ane of their works, after the Ascenţion, Ads

*719 66 84,35. In the latter text we read, Andlaid ubem (viz. their charitable contributions) dioxa at ibe Arofles

feet, and

diaftribution, windende to every, ane gobecar ding., as, be bad need. But

who.diftributed ? Aretius and Dr. Hammond answer ifadily, the Apollos. This their

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the number of the Drilepilt were multiplied, there arose e murmuring i
ofybe Grecians, against the Hebrepes, because their widins were
neglçilidm the daily miniftration (tik

nakolia on mi hineintu-Tbex
the twelte caleat he multitasde of the Disciples vinto them, and faida
It is not reason, that we should leave the word of God, and serve
tábles : From whence may be observed :

I, Some persons had already done the Deacons, work, other, wise the Grečias widows, could not have been neglçaçd in the daily Diaconate, ar Miniftration. Interprekers vary in their Expolition

of this term. (Diaconate :) Some acceptie actively, as if the Grecifts (twho were either Jews.cohabitmamong the Gentiles, or Jews who did read this Scripţire,

according to che Greek Translation, of the Feventy, or Gentiles pioselyzed co the Jewifli Religion) complain of the servile, mean, and over-hard employment of their widows: But it cannot be To sensed in this place because the

Apoftles redrefling

the grievance do not diftribute an equality of lervices among Diacomertes, but berrift the whole Miniftration unto Deacons. Others (with whom I agree) take the word Diaconate paflively, or of the Grecifts coniplaint, that their Widows in which term is compre, hended all their poor: A fpecies of the most helpless, for breyity lake, being oneły expressed) were negle&ed an explor) or not fo nonch laoke mpon, as other widows, in the daily Miniftracton, or distribution of relief unto them. 2016. This diftribution (againft whose presumed partiality tlac Grecifts complained) was fhade by the hands of the Apotles; otherwise the complaint had not come lo dire&tly to them, or at least, fpecial metica would have been made of the Delinquenes, either in the Complainants billy or in che' Apofles de Gree; whereas otherwise, the hjúrect persons make their ada dress immediately to the Apoftiles, complain of their wrong, without mention of any third persons : And ckie Apoftles or si pii Diaconi dering their

relief, do it with soleran proteftation of their own qui bona unwillingness to engage upon both works any longer : A&ş 6.2. clefiasdelske his is not meet rbat me Ever.4. brit me will give our felves. Pilcacor commala fale upon the place observes: if godly Deacons, who fastbfally didner frant, experinifter ebe Churcbfback committed to their eart, are not with tanding antar aliquamurmured againf by fome, is if ibey had not a due regard to bem rummurmur, let them comfort themselves, by sbe example of the Apostles unto whom quafi non ba? ibe same bapped.

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ipforum rart orem, conflenint fe exemplo Apoftolorum quibus idem (verit, Pfcacad A.6. 1. Observ.dos.



3. The

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Church in her

And why.

2. The Apo

3. The fplendor of the Apoftolare, is not hereby eçclipsed or Mles loft no. inpaired Tha Apogles neither thoughtro, at the Imposition, glory bychus neither do they assign it for the reason of their deposition of diaconizing,

the Diaconate ; but the growing occasions for the exercise of concerned the their propez Office-works, as preaching, prayers, &c. A&s 6.2, in 3941 The reason

on is evident, because the Church comes under common na- consideration in a double nocion, rither as a difting and partiSunt due par. cular Polity and Society, or as a common and general

Polity or tes PolitixEc- Society : As the former, the hatli her proper Ordinances, Ŝtaclefiaftica, al- tutesand officers, not of her own election, but of her Law, sera eft mi- giyers Inftitụcion: These are, and muft be perpetually the same, Dec rordina each Ordinance mull always have the same form, each oficer rum, altera

est nourt invariably do the same works, where the occafions are the cutežia autho- rame. Otherwile hier torrt, frame will be taken in pieces, and ritate Ecclefia what formed beradistinct Society, will be diflolyed. As the conftituta. latter, he admits or reje&s at pleasure, what being used in other

but ad 1 Tim.3.1.

Societies, is useful, or useless, for her occafions. Whatsoever
Ordinances or Conftitutions: the makesh in, this casacity, they
aye văriables. Me njay retain them as lons, or change them as
often as the
pleaseth, and while they continue, the giay dispeuse

then by any Officer or member at her ownele&tion. We reckon
the Diaconate mentioned Act 6. or the miniftgacion to the poor,
ud (erving of tablesin this latter sort of Ordinances, and faý.
the primitive Cluurch gave it entertainnient, and the Apotles
discharged it as such.
90. Becansecouumon beams of nzciwal light, leads all Societies

intoits pra&icc; the che af, and niaking provision for the poor, Sociсties into its practice.

being a duty uniyersally coninge,ided to all the fois of Adum, who have ability especially Governors (such the Apostles were in the ghurch); neither doth my thig more proyske God, or prejustice Şacieties, either Sacred ois Givil, then che neglect of this natural deity: 0; 900

1931, S. 2. Particular 13: The bountiful hand of indislgent Providence, may fo ens Churches may richa particular Church, as fhe niay, not for a long time tand, for sometime in need of the actual discharge of this Officezitowards her own of die office membpps : Arad yet in the mean time be as truedad perfect a

Churchyar, au ocher which hath viert work for such Deacons ; imaginea in the season is because this diaconizing hack no proper relation 220y to the Church, as a coniszay of believers.,, her, as a

mixed Society of poor and rich. Diss.

3. The works of this Diaconate, havewbeeu feparately executed by men of several orders, namely, by, Apoftleny Presby.


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tors and Deacons: By Apoftless during Christs incarnation, and
after his Ascention till A&s:6. By Presbyters Aąs 6, and some
time afterwards: By Deacons, from thence forward, until this
day. Now had this Office been properly Ecclefiaftical, it would
have been appropriated by Chrit to a special Officer, and could
not have been thus shifted from hand

to hand; and. Finally have,
descended to a third and distinct, prelen of men, anyheard of it,

-937649 Christs time for such is the Deacoin barely serving tables, cr

4499 ministring to the poole

3. loosio - 4. Quropiniar, is not novelyurgely ours; for the moft eminent Ecclefiaftical writersazuee with us in it.S.Cyprianlaith, Dea- 4 Antiquity

conents to coas caht to remember that the bard elected Apelflesgie, Bilbobs and

and this opinion, Gozemnoas; Bust the Apostleszafcenourtards afeention into beajeng, 4p Meminiffe aupointed Deacons to le Ministersofa bein Epile pacy,and of the Church sem-diaconi

debent quonia A Lapide the Jesuit.prelerits us with a long roll of names, containing S. Claryfoftom Orqumenius , beda, Nuriana, Duranduszi.c. Episcopos, Cajetane, and ibe Fathers of the fixth general Council, in the tenth mas prapoficosa Sehion ; Somewhereof, as $, Chryfofton, Oecumeniuag Beda, Ma Dominus diler riana, and be Fathers of the fixth Council, say, itbe leven had no site Diacones: Sacred Ministery: committed to theme bi by mhe Imposition of bands, autem poft illa A&s, 6s consequently, they were not thereby made Clyrch in celos, ApoOfficers in a strict lense: The words of the Council, because soli constituethey are remarkable, I will transcribes they say, when we had runt

Epifcopica üles, we found the Apostles did

not speak of men, wha/grue in holy Ares. Cypruic. empared be Interpretatin of the Faberse mish the

text of the Aperte et myfteries, but of those who minjter unto tables Wþick exposition epift 1.7. epift

. both agrees to the marrds of ibe text, and with the Exposition of Jobit 9. ad RogatiaChryfoftom: Others of chengas Darundius and Cajetanesay, The num. ..., Dizeenate is no Sacrament : Which is all one in the language of A 18. slieit time, as ito say at this time, that it is up Esclefiaftical, or- Nos cum difto der in a diffinct, aud fpeciali, fense. Befiders Gajetane addes, Apoftolica ad

Ihas it appears not out of the Acts of the Apostles, that the Apon menscm pa files did inftilute Deacons of the Altar, but Deacuns of Tables and frum adaptal

femus, inveni Widows Acts 6. Thus bes But furthermoreniala mort ér!

mus eos effe loDigili inc'il 18:900 pond 93 mont 9020 9. cutos, non de viris qui n.yleriis miniftrant, sed de minifteria

, guodin u menfarum adhibeaturar. Cum . habent

& accepimus * Johanne Cbry.

: Can:16 Edit

. per Carantain.2. Non conftat ex Aais Apoftolorum,fiaeanos a'catis, sed diaconos menfarum, & vidudrum, itstimatos, ab Apoftolis, aab.cajerano spajú 1. Trad. JI. Vide etiam Bellari de Sacramento ordinis lib. de 60

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