The Theological Works of Herbert Thorndike: Letter concerning the present state of religion amongst us ; Due way of composing the differences on foot, preserving the church ; The true principle of comprehension ; Plea of weakness and tender consciences discussed and answered ; Discourse of forbearance or penalties &c. ; The reformation of the Church of England better than of the Council of Trent ; Mr. Herbert Thorndike's judgment of the Church of Rome

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Interest of the civil power in ecclesiastical matters
Of penalties upon heresy
How far heresy and schism are prejudicial to salvation
The intent of the present discourse
Difficulties in the way of the relations between Church and state arising from variety of opinions in religion
The pope not antichrist nor the papists necessarily idolaters
CHAPTER VIII What the Scriptures contain respecting antichrist
Of the scriptures applied by the fathers to antichrist
These scriptures concern not the pope
Of the true intent of these scriptures
The papists not necessarily idolaters by their religion And what idolatry is
Worship of the eucharist and of the cross and images of Christ and reverence paid to images of saints not necessarily idolatry although unjustifiable
Of mediation and intercession of saints
Of idolatry in the Old Testament and the meaning of the second commandment
Of the condition of the covenant of grace and the mean ing of justifying faith
The true notion of justifying faith checks both the So cinians and the fanatics
Of predestination and freewill
The faith sufficiently guarded by the first six general councils
Of assurance of salvation
Of the possibility of fulfilling the law to Christians
Of merit and satisfaction
Of precepts and counsels
Of the sacrament of baptism
Of the sacrament of the eucharist and the cause of the presence of the Body and Blood of Christ in the elements
Of the prayer of consecration and the mode of the presence
In what sense the eucharist is a sacrifice
Of masses for delivering the dead from purgatory and of limbus Patrum
No essential and absolute happiness for blessed souls until the resurrection of their bodies
Confidence of salvation to be attained in the Church of England
Need of confirmation by the bishop
The ministry of the keys not absolutely necessary to
Of ordination
Or the state of continence
Of the circumstances and ceremonies of divine service
Of the ceremonies of divine service
Of the temporal right usurped by the pope

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Page 521 - Woe unto us! who shall deliver us out of the hand of these mighty Gods ? these are the Gods that smote the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
Page 504 - Little children, it is the last time : and as ye have heard that antichrist shall come, even now are there many antichrists ; whereby we know that it is the last time.
Page 502 - For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh. This is a deceiver, and an antichrist.
Page 364 - Provided also, that such canons, constitutions, ordinances, and synodals provincial, being already made, which be not contrariant or repugnant to the laws, statutes, and customs of this realm, nor to the damage or hurt of the King's prerogative royal...
Page 354 - Neither be ye idolaters, as were some of them; as it is written, "The people sat down to eat and drink, and rose up to play.
Page 500 - I am come in my Father's name, and ye receive me not: if another shall come in his own name, him ye will receive.
Page 508 - And their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city, which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt, where also our Lord was crucified.
Page 557 - BRETHREN, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness ; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted.
Page 318 - Wherefore things ordained by them as necessary to salvation have neither strength nor authority, unless it may be declared that they be taken out of holy Scripture.
Page 519 - Up, make us gods, which shall go before us ; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him.

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