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LONDON: HODDER & STOUGHTON, 27, PATERNOSTER Row.

LEEDS: WM. BRIERLEY, 2, BOND STREET.

Price One Penny, or 4/- per 100 for distribution.

No. 1.]

LEEDS TRACTS.

AUTHORITY TO PREACH

AND

LIBERTY TO PREACH.

"Who gave Thee this authority?"-MATT. xxi. 23.

HE child of pious Nonconformist parents attending

THE

a National School, was lately asked by one of the Curates, "What right have your ministers to preach ?" No one, the Curate told him, has a right to preach who has not been ordained by a Bishop. The boy was naturally puzzled. He had always supposed that his minister, being a godly and learned man, able to preach well, and chosen by the Christian people to whom he preached to be their minister, had as good a right to preach as anybody. Perhaps he had been taught that according to the New Testament his minister was really himself "a Bishop."

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