The Definitions of Faith: And Canons of Discipline of the Six Œcumenical Councils, with the Remaining Canons of the Code of the Universal Church : Together with the Apostolical Canons : to which are Added the Constitutions and Canons Ecclesiastical of the Church of England, and of the Protestant Episcopal Church in the United States of America

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J. A. Sparks, 1844 - Canon law - 356 pages

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Page 223 - Psalms, The Proverbs, Ecclesiastes or Preacher, Cantica or Songs of Solomon, Four Prophets the greater, Twelve Prophets the less. And the other books (as Hiérame saith) the church doth read for example of life and instruction of manners : but yet it doth not apply them to establish any doctrine ; such as are these following : The
Page 223 - which some do expound the wisdom, some sensuality, some the affection, some the desire of the flesh, is not subject to the law of God. And although there is no condemnation for them that believe and are baptized ; yet the Apostle doth confess, that concupiscence and lust hath of itself the nature
Page 223 - Bell and the Dragon, The Prayer of Manasses, The First Book of Maccabees, The Second Book of Maccabees. All the books of the New Testament, as they are commonly received, we do receive and account them canonical. Art. VII. Of the Old Testament. The Old Testament is not contrary to the New ; for
Page 223 - Art. X. Of Free-will. 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
Page 153 - or causes, as temporal ; and that no foreign prince, person, prelate, state, or potentate, hath, or ought to have, any jurisdiction, power, superiority, pre-eminence, or authority, ecclesiastical or spiritual, within his majesty's said realms, dominions, and countries.
Page 228 - common. 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. Notwithstanding, every man ought, of such things as he possesseth, liberally to give alms to the poor, according to his ability. Art. XXXIX. Of a Christian
Page 223 - 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. Art. II. Of the Word, or Son of God, which
Page 228 - Oath. As we confess that vain and rash swearing is forbidden Christian men by our Lord Jesus Christ, and James his apostle : so we judge that Christian religion doth not prohibit, but that a man may swear when the magistrate requireth, in a cause of
Page 148 - nor offend the minds of sober men ; and only departed from them in those particular points, wherein they were fallen both from themselves in their ancient integrity, and from the Apostolical Churches, which were their first founders. In which respect, amongst some other very ancient ceremonies, the sign of the cross in baptism hath
Page 223 - of Adam, whereby man is very far gone from original righteousness, and is of his own nature inclined to evil, so that the flesh lusteth always contrary to the spirit; and therefore in every person born into this world, it deserveth God's wrath and damnation. And this infection of nature doth remain, yea, in them that are regenerated; whereby the lust of the flesh, called in Greek

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