An exposition of the Thirty-nine articles of the Church of England. [Another]

Clarendon Press, 1805 - 542 pages
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The ufe of confeffion ibid
Concerning forrow for fin
Whether Bishops and Priests are of the fame order ibid
How marriage is called a mystery or facrament
It can be no Sacrament
Pope Innocents Epiftle confidered ibid
The ill confequences of it ibid
It alſo faves us
It is alfo very expedient
The difcourfe John vi explained ibid
Of federal fymbols 427 4
We can be fure of nothing if our fenfes do deceive us
This was not objected by Heathens
The Fathers argue against this from the doctrine of the
They call it the type fign and figure of the body and blood
Pafchaſe Radbert taught it first
It is an opinion that may be borne with
The doctrine of the Fathers in this point
Univerfal practice for giving the chalice ibid
The Eucharift has no virtue but as it is a Communion
The Fathers did not think the Eucharist was a propitiatory
The Church has not power to make a perpetual law against
Nor do they bind when made ibid
What it is when they are wrong applied ibid
The true notion of fcandal
Human laws are not unalterable ibid
Great varieties in rituals
The occafion of this Article ibid
Contested in many places
The Fathers do argue for the truth of the decifions but
And in all caufes ibid
How a fubject may ferve in an unlawful war ibid
The lawfulness of oaths proved ibid
Argument from adoration due to him
No profpect of another General Council ibid
Objections of the Jews anfwered ibid
The conditions upon which men are juſtified
Strictly speaking there is only one Priefl and one Sacrifice

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Page 19 - THE Church hath power to decree Rites or Ceremonies, and authority in Controversies of Faith : And yet it is not lawful for the Church to ordain any thing that is contrary to God's Word written, neither may it so expound one place of Scripture, that it be repugnant to another. Wherefore, although the Church be a witness and a keeper of holy Writ, yet, as it ought not...
Page 20 - Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by holy Writ; but it is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.
Page 471 - Take, eat, this is My Body which is given for you : Do this in remembrance of Me. Likewise after supper He took the Cup; and, when He had given thanks, He gave it to them, saying, Drink ye all of this ; for this is My Blood of the New Testament, which is shed for you and for many for the remission of sins : Do this, as oft as ye shall drink it, in remembrance of Me.
Page 537 - But above all things, my brethren, swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea, be yea, and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation.
Page 349 - ... constitution, though we are very sure that this is quite out of all rule, and could not be done without a very great sin, unless the necessity were great and apparent; yet if the necessity is real and not feigned, this is not condemned or annulled by the Article; for when this grows to a constitution, and when it was begun by the...
Page 260 - Alexandria, and Antioch, have erred ; fo alfo the Church of Rome hath erred, not only in their living and manner of Ceremonies, but alfo in matters of Faith.
Page 349 - Finally, if a company of Christians find the public worship where they live to be so defiled that they cannot with a good conscience join in it, and if they do not know of any place to which they can conveniently go, where they may worship God purely, and in a regular way...
Page 182 - ... we must constantly aspire; so that we must keep a just temper in this matter, neither to ascribe so much to our own works as to be lifted up by reason of them, or to forget our daily need of a Saviour, both for...
Page 306 - ... coin: when the world was drawn in by such arts to plain bargains, to redeem their own souls, and the souls of their ancestors and posterity, so many masses were to be said, and forfeitures were to follow upon their not being said: thus the masses were...
Page 347 - ... happen. They who drew it had the state of the several churches before their eyes, that had been differently reformed ; and although their own had been less forced to go out of the beaten path than any other, yet they knew that all things among themselves had not gone according to those rules that ought to be sacred in regular times. Necessity has no law, and is a law to itself.

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