A seasonable new-years-gift against popery, a sermon

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Page 6 - ... both kinds, and the primitive Church administered it in both kinds. This I must acknowledge is no addition to Christianity, but a sacrilegious taking away of an essential part of the sacrament. For the cup is as essential a part of the Institution as the bread ; and they might as well, and by the same authority, take away the one as the other, and both as well as either. " 3. Their worshipping of images. Which practice (notwithstanding all...
Page 6 - ... it, their consciences should start at the doing of a thing so directly contrary to the plain command of God. 4. The worshipping of the bread and wine in the eucharist, out of a false and groundless persuasion that they are substantially changed into the body and blood of Christ. Which if it be not true, (and it hath good fortune if it be, for certainly it is one of the most incredible things in the whole world,) then, by the confession of several of their own learned writers, they are guilty...
Page 10 - If they think we do, why do they not take in all that we say in this matter? Namely, that though it be possible for some in the communion of the Roman church to be saved, yet it is very hazardous ; and that they are in a safe condition already in our church. And why then should a bare possibility, accompanied with infinite and apparent hazard, be an argument...
Page 9 - ... the damning of men is a very hard thing, and therefore whenever we do it the case must be wonderfully plain. And is it so in this matter? They of the church of Rome cannot deny but that we embrace all the doctrines of our SAVIOUR, contained in the apostles' creed and determined by the four first general councils: and yet they will not allow this and a good life to put us within a possibility of salvation, because we will not submit to all the innovations they would impose upon us. And yet I think...
Page 3 - ... For if this be true, all the hazard that the most wicked man runs of his salvation, is only the danger of so sudden a death as gives him no space for confession and absolution. A case that...
Page 9 - Christians is as true of whole Churches; " that though they have all faith, yet if they have not charity they are nothing.
Page 8 - ... deposing and killing kings for heresy, to be de fide, that is, necessary articles of faith ; and consequently, that whoever does not believe them, cannot be saved. But a great many papists, though they believe these things to be no matters of faith, yet they think those that hold them may be saved, and they are generally very favourable towards them. But now, according to this argument, they ought all to be of their opinion in these points, because both sides are agreed that they that hold them...
Page 5 - ... who are concerned in it, (and it is hard to imagine how men can be edified by what they do not understand,) but likewise in direct contradiction to St. Paul, who hath no less than a whole chapter wherein he confutes this practice as fully, and condemns it as plainly, as any thing is condemned in the whole Bible. And they that can have the face to maintain that this practice was not condemned by St. Paul, or that it was allowed and used in the first ages of Christianity, need not be ashamed to...
Page 7 - Virgin ; for that is the proportion observed in their rosaries. He that considers this, and had never seen the Bible, would have been apt to think that there had been more said concerning her in scripture than either concerning God or our blessed Saviour, and that the New Testament were full from one end to the other of precepts and exhortations to the worshipping of her ; and yet when all is done, I challenge any man to shew me so much as one sentence in the whole Bible that sounds that way.

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