No peace with Rome, a polemical satire, by a rural dean

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London, 1851
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Page 33 - Let no man deceive you by any means ; for that day shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition ; who opposeth and exalteth himself above all that is called God, or that is worshipped ; so that he, as God, sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God.
Page 23 - Faith, not sense," the Scriptures teach ; But Rome our Faith would thro' our senses reach, With gorgeous rites, artistical display, And scenic groups, and pomp, and proud array : Then having thus our childish sense o'ercome, She asks our faith — faith not in Christ, but Rome — Faith in her relics, rosaries, and beads ; Faith in excess of meritorious deeds ; Faith in her saints, that they have power to bless ; Faith too in man's inherent righteousness ; Faith in the body's penance to obtain Release...
Page 36 - ... those volumes of Cases, which have been since published, able to perplex a world; and those peremptory decisions of the Fathers of the Society, whose strokes have been with scorpions, in comparison of the rods of their predecessors ? To conclude, this bird was hatched in the Council of Lateran, anno 1215; fully plumed, in the Council of Trent ; and now, lately, hath her feathers imped, by their modern Casuists.
Page 33 - Peters, to which office he had been nominated in 1547, and held under the pontificates of Paul III., Julius III., Marcellus II., Paul IV., and Pius IV., till his death on 17th February 1567.
Page 36 - Lord" ; by advocating counsels of perfection, and seeking to restore, with more or less fullness, the conventual or monastic life; — I say, by the teaching and practice, of which this enumeration is a sufficient type and indication, you have done much to revive amongst us the system which may be pre-eminently called
Page 24 - But give the wafer to the laity., As if the blood, which did for all atone, Was shed for Priests, and Romish Priests alone ! Faith in indulgences, prayers for the dead, And perfumed odours wafted round your head ; Faith in the Virgin-Mother of our Lord ; Faith in the Pope, his bulls, decrees, and word.
Page 33 - Contrast with this the Sixth Article of our Church — " Of the Sufficiency of the Holy Scriptures for Salvation.
Page 34 - ... portion of that simplicity of heart, sanctity of manners, and love of truth, which alone...

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