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book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not
illustrated. 1909 edition. Excerpt: ...and certifies the same, and
this constitutes them legal citizens, entitled to the privileges of
those who are citizens or subjects by birth. After these things A.
B. is taken away by death, and C. D., in looking over his papers
happens to find the commission given to A. B., and applying it to
his own use, assumes the vacant office; meantime, two foreigners
arrive and apply for citizenship, and being informed by the persons
ignorant of the affairs of government that C. D. could administer
the laws of adoption, they submit to be administered unto by C. D.,
without once examining his authority; C. D. certifies of their
citizenship, and they suppose they have been legally adopted, the
same as the others, and are entitled to the privileges of
citizenship. But, by and by, their citizenship is called into
question, and tlrey produce the certificates of C. D.; the
President inquires, 'Who is C. D.? I never gave him a commission to
act in any office, I know him not and you are strangers and
foreigners to the commonwealth, until you go before the legally
appointed successor of A. B., or some other of like authority, who
has a commission from the President direct in his own name.' In the
meantime C. D. is taken and punished according to law, for
practicing imposition, and usurping authority which was never
conferred upon him. And so it is with the kingdom of God. The Lord
authorized the Apostles and others, by direct revelation, and by
the spirit of prophecy, to preach and baptize, and build up His
church and kingdom; but after awhile they died, and a long time
passed away; men reading over their commission, where it says to
the eleven Apostles, ' Go ye into all the world and preach the
gospel to every creature, ' etc., have had the presumption to..
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Benjamin E. Rich
||246 x 189 x 3mm (L x W x T)
||Paperback - Trade
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