The Church of England Its Own Witness: An Argument to Prove the Identity of the Church of England with the Ancient British and Apostolic Church in Locality of Jurisdiction, Form of Government, and Institution of Doctrine ...

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J.G. & F. Rivington, 1835 - Church and state - 36 pages

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Page 14 - The Romish Doctrine concerning Purgatory, Pardons, Worshipping and Adoration, as well of Images as of Relics, 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.
Page 14 - Transubstantiation (or the change of the substance of Bread and Wine) in the Supper of the Lord, cannot be proved by holy Writ ; but is repugnant to the plain words of Scripture, overthroweth the nature of a Sacrament, and hath given occasion to many superstitions.
Page 21 - God's Word, or of the Sacraments, the which thing the Injunctions also lately set forth by Elizabeth our Queen do most plainly testify; but that only prerogative, which we see to have been given always to all godly Princes in holy Scriptures by God himself...
Page 14 - Offering of Christ once made is that perfect redemption, propitiation, and satisfaction, for all the sins of the whole world, both original and actual ; and there is none other satisfaction for sin, but that alone. Wherefore the sacrifices of Masses, in the which it was commonly said, that the Priest did offer Christ for the quick and the dead, to have remission of pain or guilt, were vain* fables and dangerous deceits.
Page 21 - THE Queen's Majesty hath the chief power in this realm of England, and other her Dominions, unto whom the chief Government of all Estates of this Realm, whether they be Ecclesiastical or Civil, in all causes doth appertain, and is not, nor ought to be, subject to any foreign Jurisdiction.
Page 4 - If you thus behave yourselves, and so become a terror to evil doers and a praise to them that do well...
Page 13 - Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle.
Page 23 - From the united considerations of religion and constitutional policy, from their opinion of a duty to make a sure provision for the consolation of the feeble and the instruction of the ignorant, they have incorporated and identified the estate of the church with the mass of private property, of which the state is not the proprietor, either for use or dominion, but the guardian only and the regulator.
Page 1 - And here, in justice to the established clergy of the realm, I cannot but remark the great advance in piety and diligence which they have exhibited during the last half century. They have gone forth in numbers, rekindling the lamp of heavenly truth where before it had burned with a dim and sickly ray; they have explored and cultivated many a neglected spot, into which other labourers could not (for...
Page 18 - Canaan is not only a land flowing with milk and honey, but .... that the Christian religion, that choice and noble vine, which was so early planted in our land; is still growing and flourishing in it, in despite of all the attempts of the powers of darkness to root it out: that it is refined from the errors and corruptions the Church of Rome had, with the help of ignorance and tyranny, introduced ; and that the Reformation was in our land a national act ; IS that Christianity, thus purified, is supported...

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