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Section 3


3. Unto this catholic visible Church Christ hath given the ministry, oracles, and ordinances of God, for the gathering and perfecting of the saints, in this life, to the end of the world: and doth, by His own presence and Spirit, according to His promise, make them effectual thereunto. (1 Cor. 12:28, Eph. 4:11–13, Matt. 28:19–20, Isa. 59:21)