Daniel Featley, The dippers dipt. Or, the Anabaptists duck’d and plung’d over head and ears, at a disputation in Southwark

If the people of God meet in a private place, is not that then the house of God?

There is a public house of God, that is, a place frequented from common life, and dedicated to God’s service, there is a private house of God, as we read, Rom. 16:5. Where some of the faithful privately meet, and that is also called the Church; Greet the Church in thine house: and in such private it is lawful to preach in time of persecution, but not now, when we have public Churches for the service of God, to which we may and ought to repaire, and in these Churches no lay-man ought to preach, nor at all execuite the pastoral function, either there or any where else.

– Daniel Featley, The dippers dipt. Or, the Anabaptists duck’d and plung’d over head and ears, at a disputation in Southwark (5th edn, London, 1647), p. 15.

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