"As far as the principle on which Archbishop Laud and his followers acted went to re-actuate
the idea of the church, as a co-ordinate and living power by right of Christ's institution and
express promise, I go along with them; but I soon discover that by the church they meant the
clergy, the hierarchy exclusively, and then I fly off from them in a tangent.
"For it is this very interpretation of the church, that, according to my conviction, constituted
the first and fundamental apostasy; and I hold it for one of the greatest mistakes of our
polemical divines, in their controversies with the Romanists, that they trace all the corruptions
of the gospel faith to the Papacy."--COLERIDGE,
GAL. v. 16, 17.--Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfil the lusts of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh; and these are contrary the one to the other, so that ye cannot do the things that ye would.
LUKE xi. 25.--When he cometh he findeth it swept and garnished.
JOHN v. 42.--I know you, that ye have not the love of God in you.
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