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A Catechism on the Thirty-Nine Articles of the Church of England
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Apostles archbishop Article declare Article say assert authority Baptism baptized believe bishops of Rome Body and Blood book of Chronicles book of Esdras book of Esther book of Maccabees called canonical books Christian Church of England condemnation congregation consecration councils Creed death departed from grace divine doctrine doth ecclesiastical effectual signs eternal Eutyches everlasting evil Father flesh God's Godhead Gospel grace given ground hath heaven heresy Holy Ghost holy orders Holy Scripture Holy Writ Homily Jesus Christ John jurisdiction justification kingdom law or sect Lord Lord's Supper mankind manner Matt mean meant by saying ment ministers Monothelite nature necessary to salvation ness Old Testament ordained partake Paul penance Peter prayer prayer of Manasses predestination priest profession Prove received rites Sacra sacraments sacrifice second book Shew sins substance taught teach things THIRTY-NINE ARTICLES ticle tion truth understand unto versies of faith viii Word
Page 4 - There is but one living and true God, everlasting, without body, parts, or passions ; of infinite power, wisdom, and goodness; the Maker and Preserver of all things both visible and invisible. And in unity of this Godhead, there be three persons, of one substance, power, and eternity; the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
Page 39 - The condition of man, after the fall of Adam, is such, that he cannot turn and prepare himself, by his own natural strength and good works, to faith, and calling upon God : wherefore we have no power to do good works pleasant and acceptable to God, without the grace of God by Christ preventing us, that we may have a good will, and working with us, when we have that good will.
Page 88 - The supper of the Lord is not only a sign of the love that Christians ought to have among themselves one to another; but rather it is a sacrament of our redemption by Christ's death: insomuch that to such as rightly, worthily, and with faith, receive the same, the bread which we break is a partaking of the body of Christ; and likewise the cup of blessing is a partaking of the blood of Christ.
Page 120 - THE riches and goods of Christians are not common, as touching the right, title, and possession of the same, as certain Anabaptists do falsely boast.
Page 8 - Who knoweth not in all these That the hand of the Lord hath wrought this? In whose hand is the soul of every living thing, And the breath of all mankind.
Page 100 - That person which by open denunciation of the Church is rightly cut off from the unity of the Church, and excommunicated, ought to be taken of the whole multitude of the faithful, as an Heathen and Publican, until he be openly reconciled by penance, and received into the Church by a Judge that hath authority thereunto.
Page 104 - Every particular or national Church hath authority to ordain, change, and abolish, Ceremonies or Rites of the Church ordained only by man's authority, so that all things be done to edifying.
Page 47 - Voluntary Works besides, over and above, God's Commandments, which they call Works of Supererogation, cannot be taught without arrogancy and impiety: for by them men do declare, that they do not only render unto God as much as they are bound to do, but that they do more for his sake, than of bounden duty is required: whereas Christ saith plainly, When ye have done all that are commanded to you, say, We are unprofitable servants.
Page 39 - What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law; for I had not known lust, except the law had said, 'Thou shalt not covet.
Page 97 - Bishops, priests, and deacons, are not commanded by God's Law, either to vow the estate of single life, or to abstain from Marriage : therefore it is lawful for them, as for all other Christian men, to marry at their own discretion, as they shall judge the same to serve better to godliness.