Thomas McCrie on the right of dissent

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  1. Reformed Covenanter

    Reformed Covenanter Puritanboard Commissioner

    The church is not infallible in her decisions; her authority is limited and ministerial; "all synods or councils since the apostles' times, whether general or particular, may err, and many have erred;" and upon these grounds alone, though there were no other, the right of dissent, protest, or remonstrance, both judicially and extrajudicially, ought to be conceded and kept sacred …

    Thomas McCrie (the elder), ‘The Spirit of Judgment. Delivered at the opening of the Synod of Original Seceders, Edinburgh, September, 1829’ in Sermons, ed. Thomas McCrie (the younger) (Edinburgh: William Blackwood, 1836), p. 313.
     
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