A Handbook of the General Convention of the Protestant Episcopal Church, Giving Its History and Constitution, 1785-1880

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T. Whittaker, 1881 - 381 pages
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Page 29 - Sun to the Going down of the Same, my Name shall be great among the Gentiles, and in every Place Incense shall be offered unto my Name, and a pure Offering ; for my Name shall be great among the Heathen, saith the Lord of Hosts. Malachi
Page 276 - Let us, therefore, as many as be perfect, be thus minded ; and if in any thing ye be otherwise minded, God shall reveal even this unto you. Nevertheless, whereto we have already attained, let us walk by the same rule, let us mind the
Page 139 - Lord, the renewing of the Holy Ghost ; strengthen them with the power of this divine Comforter ; and daily increase in them thy manifold gifts of grace, the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and ghostly strength, the spirit of knowledge and true godliness, and fill them, O Lord, with the spirit of thy holy
Page 100 - The Nicene Creed, and that which is commonly called the Apostles' Creed, ought thoroughly to be received and believed, for they may be proved by most certain warrants of Holy Scripture." Under the title " Article 21," the following note to be inserted, namely, "The 21st of the former
Page 38 - send Ministers into the Lord's vineyard. 15. Of the Sacraments. Sacraments ordained of Christ, be not only badges or tokens of Christian men's profession : but rather they be certain sure witnesses, and effectual signs of Grace, and God's good will towards us, by the which he doth work invisibly in us, and doth not only quicken, but also strengthen
Page 39 - 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. The Body of Christ is given, taken
Page 36 - not for our own works, or deservings. Wherefore that we are justified by faith only, is a most wholesome doctrine, and very full of comfort. 8. Of Good Works. Albeit that good works, which are the fruits of Faith
Page 93 - belong unto the Lord our God, but the things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
Page 39 - spiritual manner. And the mean whereby the Body of Christ is received and eaten in the Supper is Faith. 18. Of the one Oblation of Christ upon the Cross. The offering of Christ once made, is that perfect redemption, propitiation
Page 246 - It is not necessary that traditions and ceremonies be in all places one, or utterly alike ; for at all times they have been divers, and may be changed according to the diversity of countries, times, and men's manners, so that nothing be ordained against God's Word.

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