” Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work. “


” Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people. “


” That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact. “


” The office of presbyters is a permanent one. “



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Our first remark on this subject is that the ministry is an office, and not merely a work.
Our second remark is, that the office is of divine appointment, not merely in the sense in which the civil powers are ordained of God, but in the sense that ministers derive their authority from Christ, and not from the people.


That the apostolic office is temporary, is a plain historical fact.
The office of presbyters is a permanent one.
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