The Christian duty of granting the claims of the Roman Catholics, with a postscript in answer to the letters of G.S. Faber, Volume 1

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Page 116 - Christ, at or after the consecration thereof, by any person whatsoever ; and that the invocation or adoration of the Virgin Mary, or any other saint, and the sacrifice of the Mass, as they are now used in the Church of Rome, are superstitious and idolatrous.
Page 62 - Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come ; that Christ should suffer, and that he should be the first that should rise from the dead, and should shew light unto the people, and to the Gentiles.
Page 115 - The Second Book of Homilies, the several titles whereof we have joined under this Article, doth contain a godly and wholesome Doctrine, and necessary for these times, as doth the former Book of Homilies, which were set forth in the time of Edward the Sixth; and therefore we judge them to be read in Churches by the Ministers, diligently and distinctly, that they may be understanded of the people.
Page 69 - For any person or persons to set up, maintain, or avow in any their said Realms or Territories respectively, under any pretence whatsoever, any independent Coactive Power, either Papal or Popular, (whether directly or indirectly) is to undermine their great Royal Office, and cunningly to overthrow that most sacred Ordinance, which God Himself hath established : And so is treasonable against God, as well as against the King.
Page 69 - But if neither conferring nor censures will prevail with such persons, the Church hath no way left but complaints to the secular power : and for them we straitly enjoin, that all deans and archdeacons, and all having inferior or exempt jurisdiction, shall every year within six months after any visitation by them holden, make certificate unto their several bishops, or archbishop (if it be within his diocese,) under their seal of office, of all such persons who have been presented unto them as aforesaid,...
Page 21 - ... one only faith, Paul also teaches thus : — There is one body and one spirit, one Lord, one faith, one baptism, one God ; and He gave some for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ ; till we all come into the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, and into the perfect man, into the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ (Eph.
Page 76 - WHEREAS there is a provision now made by a canon for the suppressing of popery and the growth thereof, by subjecting all popish recusants to the greatest severity of ecclesiastical censures in that behalf; this present synod well knowing, that there are other sects which endeavour the subversion both of the doctrine and discipline of the Church of England, no less than papists do, although by another way...
Page 79 - Apology and Nowell's Catechism, the former of which is said to have been published with the consent of the Bishops, and was always understood to speak the sense of the whole Church, in whose name it is written ; the latter had the express sanction of Convocation Both these works were publicly received and allowed.
Page 70 - Archdeacons, &c., but of those also who upon the oaths of churchwardens and other sworn-men at their Visitations, or upon the information of ministers employed in the said conferences, have been presented unto them, that so the said intended proceedings may have the more speedy and the more general success. "In particular, it shall be carefully inquired into at all Visitations, under the oaths of the churchwardens and other...
Page 74 - De excommunicato capiendo might be at once sent out against them all ex officio. And for the better execution of this decree, this present synod doth most humbly beseech his most sacred majesty, that the officers of the said high court of chancery, whom it shall concern, may be commanded to send...

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