An amicable discussion on the Church of England and on the reformation in general, reduced into the form of lettrs, tr. by W. Richmond, Volume 2
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Page 126 - After which confession the priest shall absolve him (if he humbly and heartily desire it) after this sort : our Lord Jesus Christ who hath left power to his Church to absolve all sinners who truly repent and believe in him, of his great mercy forgive thec thine offences ; and by his authority committed to me, I absolve thee from all thy sins, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.
Page 126 - God's mercy, and with a quiet conscience ; therefore if there be any of you, who by this means cannot quiet his own conscience herein, but requireth further comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other discreet and learned Minister of God's Word, and open his grief; that by the ministry of God's holy Word he may receive the benefit of absolution, together with ghostly counsel and advice, to the quieting of his conscience, and avoiding of all scruple and doubtfulness.
Page 56 - Christ's natural flesh and blood, for the sacramental bread and wine remain still in their very natural substances, and therefore may not be adored (for that were idolatry, to be abhorred of all faithful Christians), and the natural body and blood of our Saviour Christ are in heaven, and not here ; it being against the truth of Christ's natural body to be at one time in more places than one.
Page 293 - Thou shalt not make to thyself any graven image, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. Thou shalt not bow down to them, nor worship them...
Page 126 - And because it is requisite, that no man should come to the holy Communion, but with a full trust in GOD'S mercy, and with a quiet conscience ; therefore if there be any of you, who by this means cannot quiet his own •conscience herein, but requireth further comfort or counsel, let him come to me, or to some other discreet and learned Minister of Gou's Word, and open his grief...
Page 42 - It is hereby declared, that thereby no adoration is intended or ought to be done, either unto the Sacramental Bread or Wine there bodily received, or unto any Corporal Presence of Christ's natural Flesh and Blood.
Page 126 - Here shall the sick person be moved to make a special confession of his sins, if he feel his conscience troubled with any weighty matter.
Page 191 - Brethren, in the Primitive Church there was a godly discipline, that, at the beginning of Lent, such persons as stood convicted of notorious sin were put to open penance, and punished in this world, that their souls might be saved in the day of the Lord; and that others, admonished by their example, might be the more afraid to offend.
Page 259 - The Romish doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping, and Adoration, as well of Images as of Reliques, and also Invocation of Saints, is a fond thing vainly invented, and grounded upon no warranty of Scripture, but rather repugnant to the Word of God.