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On this ground it is demonstrable that there is not a popish priest under heaven,

Lerinensis calls “inducta non tradita, inventa, non aceepta.” When the council of Consatnce had determined that the cup should be taken from the laity, the Bobemians were so much dissatisfied, that the council of Basle restored it to them, which council is infallible ? which decree to be undoubtedly received ?

Gregory affirms it to be the constant practice for the people to receive the communion in both kinds. Sacram, in quadrag. Tr. 3.

6 Cal Julii ad complend, Heb. 3, in quad. Sabato, &c. &c. and Gelasius, his predecessor, in his Sacramentary, declares it sacrilege, to withhold the cup from the laity.

Indeed, in father Paul's history of the council of Trent, it is said, that the communion of the chalice was obserred by the whole church, till within 200 years of that time (1546) page 154.

A learned antiquary, of the diocese of Durhain, has lately discovered the original rolls of the parish of Norham, which fully prove, that the wine for the sacrament was ordered for the people as well as for the priest, in the remoter parts of the kingdom, before the reformation. Some remarks on his pamphlet have been published, in which the primitive practice has been traced to a still higher period, by authentic documents, and the gradual innovations of the church of Rome, upon the scriptural niode of receiving the eucharist, are pointed out. See Mr. Raine's Pamphlet on this subject, and the remarks by a protestant,

who denies the cup to the people, (and they all do this) that can be said to celebrate the Lord's supper at all, nor is there one of their votaries that ever received the holy sacrament! All pretension to this is an absolute farce, so long as the cup, the emblem of the atoning blood, is denied. How strange it is, that the very men who plead so much for the bare literal meaning of, this is my body, in the preceding verse, should deny all meaning to drink ye all of this cup, in this verse.

And though Christ has in the most positive manner enjoined it, they will not permit one of the laity to taste it, the conclusion, therefore, is unavoidable,—the sacrament of the Lord's Supper is not celebrated in the church of Rome.

Having endeavoured to explain the nature of the Lord's Supper, and the scriptural manner of celebrating it, it may be necessary for me to state the duty of frequenting the sacramental table, the qualifications requisite for profiting by this ordinance, and the benefits resulting from it.

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On this ground it is demonstrable that there is not a popish priest under heaven,

Lerinensis calls “inducta non tradita, inventa, non accepta.” When the council of Consatnce had determined that the cup should be taken from the laity, the Bohemians were so much dissatisfied, that the council of Basle restored it to them, which council is infallible ? which decree to be undoubtedly received ?

Gregory affirms it to be the constant practice for the people to receive the communion in both kinds. Sacram, in quadrag. Tr, 3.

6 Cal Julii ad complend, Heb. 3. in quad. Sabato, &c. &c. and Gelasius, his predecessor, in his Sacramentary, declares it sacrilege, to withhold the cup from the laity.

Indeed, in father Paul's history of the council of Trent, it is said, that the communion of the chalice was obserred by the whole church, till within 200 years of that time (1546) page 154.

A learned antiquary, of the diocese of Durhamn, has lately discovered the original rolls of the parish of Norham, which fully prove, that the wine for the sacrament was ordered for the people as well as for the priest, in the remoter parts of the kingdom, before the reformation. Some remarks on his pamphlet have been published, in which the primitive practice has been traced to a still higher period, by authentic documents, and the gradual innovations of the church of Rome, upon the scriptural mode of receiving the eucharist, are * pointed out. See Mr. Raine's Pamphlet on this subject, and the remarks by a protestant,

who denies the cup to the people, (and they all do this) that can be said to celebrate the Lord's supper at all, nor is there one of their votaries that ever received the holy sacrament! All pretension to this is an absolute farce, so long as the cup, the emblem of the atoning blood, is denied. How strange it is, that the very men who plead so much for the bare literal meaning of, this is my body, in the preceding verse, should deny all meaning to drink ye all of this eszi. in this verse.

And though Christ has in tien most positive manner enjoined it, they wil not permit one of the laity to taste it ile conclusion, therefore, is unavoidalketis sacrament of the Lord's Supper i uripbrated in the church of Rome.

Having endeavoured to explan tur to ture of the Lord's Supper, and the entir-4 manner of celebrating it, it wir sary for me to state the duts v trailing the sacramental table, the qimitir quisite for profiting by this winter stir the benefits resulting from r.

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succeeded the passover, and have proved that the passover was intended to typify and point out this new covenant rite ; the same authority that made it the bounden duty of every Israelite to keep the passover, has made it the duty of every Christian, to receive the sacrament of the Lord's Supper. Who has not read the following alarming denunciation,-“ The man that is elean, and is not on a journey, and forbeareth to keep the passover, even the same shall be cut off from the people ; because he brought not the offering of the Lord in his appointed season; that man shall bear his sin.” Numb. ix. 13.

Can anything be more solemn than this? The paschal lamb was an expiatory victim ; he who offered it to God, by faith, was received into divine favour, and had his sins remitted, in virtue of that atonement represented by the paschal lamb. He who did not keep the passover, bore his own sin. He offered no sacrifice, therefore his sins were not remitted. Let no soul then trifle here. “ This do in remembrance of me,” is a command of Christ, founded on the same

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