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Page xii - God; yet notwithstanding, our full persuasion and assurance of the infallible truth and divine authority thereof, is from the inward work of the Holy Spirit, bearing witness by and with the word in our hearts.
Page 114 - Towards the end of the first or the beginning of the second century after Christ, these lands were incorporated in the Roman empire.
Page 339 - And the chief cause thereof is this: there be many places in them, that seem to be repugnant unto the open and manifest truth in the other books of the Bible. Nevertheless I have not gathered them together to the intent that I would have them despised, or little set by, or that I should think them false, for I am not able to prove it.
Page 103 - The result of this inquiry was, that the Four Gospels, the Acts, Thirteen Epistles of Paul, One of Peter, and One of John, were received upon such evidence, that Eusebius, a -most accurate and early critic in these things, could not learn that they had ever been disputed. And afterwards, the remaining books of the New Testament, Hebrews, James, the Second of Peter, the Second and Third of John, Jude, and...
Page xii - The authority of the holy Scripture, for which it ought to be believed and obeyed, dependeth not upon the testimony of any man or church, but wholly upon God (who is truth itself), the Author thereof; and therefore it is to be received, because it is the Word of God.
Page 339 - Coverdale's English translation of the Bible (1535) gave them the same position, with the title: "Apocrypha. The books and treatises which among the fathers of old are not reckoned to be of like authority with the other books of the Bible, neither are they found in the Canon of the Hebrew.
Page 299 - As we believe and confess the Scriptures of God sufficient to instruct and make the man of God perfect, so do we affirm and avow the authority of the same to be of God, and neither to depend on men nor angels.
Page 300 - Scripture to have na uther author i tie bot that quhilk it hes received from the Kirk, to be blasphemous against God, and injurious to the trew Kirk, quhilk alwaies heares and obeyis the voice of her awin Spouse and Pastor;2 bot takis not upon her to be maistres over the samin.