Hodge Vs. Reader Reception On Confessional Subscription

The candidate has no right to put his own sense upon the words propounded to him. He has no right to select from all possible meanings which the words may bear, that particular sense which suits his purpose, or which, he thinks, will save his conscience.
Charles Hodge | Discussions in Church Polity (New York: Charles Scribner’s & Sons, 1878), 318 (HT: Jared Nelson)


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