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A88695 The persecuted minister, in defence of the ministerie, the great ordinance of Jesus Christ. Setting forth the severall names of Apostles, prophets, &c. [brace] 1. That there is a ministerial office. 2. That the sacrament of baptisme by a lay-person is invalid. 3. That necessity is no plea. 4. That the long omission of the Lords Supper is unwarrantable. With many other things, plainly and methodically handled / by William Langley late of S. Maryes in the city of Lichfield, minister ... Langley, William, b. 1609 or 10. 1656 (1656) Wing L408; Thomason E860_4; ESTC R202682 143,990 208

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in_o he_o dwell_v not_o only_o a_o sufficient_a fullness_n but_o all_o the_o fullness_n not_o of_o any_o create_a nature_n but_o of_o the_o godhead_n not_o fantastical_o but_o bodily_a 2._o it_o be_v to_o be_v consider_v mystical_o or_o in_o relation_n to_o his_o church_n who_o shall_v be_v gather_v together_o to_o the_o head_n and_o partake_v of_o the_o fullness_n of_o christ_n the_o word_n thus_o explain_v there_o arise_v from_o hence_o this_o truth_n that_o the_o office_n and_o function_n of_o the_o ministry_n be_v not_o temporary_a obs_n obs_n but_o perpetual_a that_o be_v must_v remain_v till_o the_o saint_n be_v perfect_v in_o glory_n it_o must_v continue_v till_o we_o all_o meet_v etc._n etc._n god_n be_v the_o first_o teacher_n and_o doctor_n of_o the_o world_n as_o he_o be_v in_o himself_o so_o in_o his_o teach_n wonderful_a in_o process_n of_o time_n this_o divine_a wisdom_n think_v it_o necessary_a to_o use_v outward_a instrument_n and_o to_o teach_v the_o son_n of_o man_n 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