Jeremiah Burroughs on the spiritual worship of the New Testament in opposition to human inventions

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His worship must be spiritual, in Heb. 9. 1. Then verily the first Covenant had also Ordinances of Divine Service, and a worldly Sanctuary. Mark, in the time of the Law it was but a worldly Sanctuary in comparison of what is now in the times of the Gospel; those ways of worship though they were once appointed by God, Christ the King of His Church in the new Testament would not have His homage tendered up by these ways of worship, they were too worldly for Him[.]

[T]hen surely to have the inventions of men in the worship of Christ, in the new Testament especially, it is too worldly for Christ: No it must be Divine and Spiritual, he that worships, must worship in spirit and in truth: all that worship and homage we tender up to Jesus Christ, we must look to have it spiritual and not worldly; and so the Ordinances, though they have something external, as the Sacraments, yet if we stick to the outward part, we do not worship Christ as our King in a right way; but we must be spiritual in all, look upon the spiritual part in all Ordinances, or else (I say) we do not tender up that homage to Christ that is due to Him, as the King of His Church.

For the reference, see Jeremiah Burroughs on the spiritual worship of the New Testament in opposition to human inventions.
 
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