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A FALSE ECCLESIASTICAL SYSTEM.
BY JAMES BIDEN,
MONCKTON HOUSE, ANGLESEY, HANTS,
AUTHOR OF "THE TRUE CHURCH."
H. WOOLDRIDGE, HIGH STREET.
WERTHEIM AND MACINTOSH, PATERNOSTER ROW.
130. f. 68.
THE Antichrist, not Atheistic Anarchy, but a False Ecclesiastical System.
The Church on earth, not a body having an ecclesiastical organization, but composed of members of Christ's body in spiritual union.
The term "kingdom of heaven," as used by our Lord, has two meanings: one for the nominal kingdom, the other for the spiritual kingdom. The one meaning, as applied to the nominal kingdom, including good and bad, is not the Church. The other, as applied to the spiritual kingdom on earth, is the Church.
In the nominal kingdom is a ministry, or teachers. In the spiritual kingdom, or the Church, is universal priesthood.
Absolution is a power not granted to the ministry as such, but is exclusively granted to the Church-the members of Christ's body.
Water baptism the mode of admission to the nominal kingdom;